Summary: I can't believe there are so many negative reviews for this film. I guess it's either you love it, or hate it. Personally this was a comic portrayal of pot use and it's not supposed to be taken as seriously as some of the reviewers have made it seem.
Summary: I don't get it either, how many people here didn't like the movie. I guess it just confirms my theory, that the worse a movie is rated, the better I find it. THe acting was great. I laughed almost the entire movie.
Summary: "Smiley's People" is the sequel miniseries to "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and is also based on a novel by John le Carré. In this series, George Smiley investigates the murder of a Russian general formerly passing information to the Circus which puts him on the trail of his old rival, Soviet spy...
Summary: I'm not a pothead, and I don't watch pothead movies. So a story about a girl who gets stoned, and then gets even more stoned wouldn't normally grab me. But film festivals put you in a situation where you watch movies that wouldn't normally interest you.
Summary: Judging by the other comments on this site, this episode of the 2 Smiley-BBC productions seems to disappoint some of it's fans. In my opinion, this is only slightly less praiseworthy than Tinker, Tailor and that is due to the previous high standard of its predecessor.
Summary: I won't choose between TINKER TAILOR and SMILEY'S PEOPLE. They're both first-rate. PEOPLE isn't as dark (even though bodies litter the landscape), but it builds to great tension even on repeat viewings.
Summary: So I asked the friend years ago who was telling me that it was going to be repeated on TV. He immediately smacked his lips enthusiastically and pronounced, "Better!" Of course I had to watch, if only to see how that were possible. I think he was right.
Another masterpiece from the BBC, from the original story by the best espionage writer of all.
9 May 2010
Excerpt: Just a few years after the huge success of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the BBC were able to buy the rights to John Le Carre's sequel Smiley's people. Once again Alec Guiness plays the subtle George Smiley, and there is fabulous support from Bill Paterson, Michel Lonsdale (Drax in the Bond film...