Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (Martin Ritt, 1965)

*** UK

Martin Ritt's irreproachably civil adaptation of John LeCarré's de-glam exposé of Cold War espionage seems intended as an antidote to the Bond films. It's thought-provoking to a degree, even if Ritt's conception of gritty East Berlin never sheds the Shepperton Studios aura.

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