Surprisingly acceptable. It didn’t overreach. The retro-futurism styling is cool. Satisfyingly comic-bookish for this non comic book reader.
Firstly, I have to say that I am a huge fan of the 1979 mini-series of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy which featured Alec Guinness as Smiley. If you only know Alec Guinness from his turn as Obiwan then you are missing out. The mini-series is an absolute treat so I went into this film both nervous and excited.
TTSS looks amazing - you can smell the cigarette smoke, taste the paranoia as we walk through the offices at Mi6. The…
"Here's the plan: we put the band back together, do some gigs, earn some bread, bang! We'll have 5,000 bucks in no time."
"And we would especially like to welcome all the representatives of Illinois's law enforcement community that have chosen to join us here in the Palace Hotel Ballroom at this time... "
I know a review should be more than classic quotes but really! The Blues Brothers! How can I not quote something?! You're lucky I kept it down to two.