This thriller, based on the John le Carre novel, thrills by the cast alone: Philip Seymour Hoffman (his final role as a leading man), Willem Defoe, Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright.
The look is decidedly European, and its plot unfolds like a time bomb — cautious anxiety leads to edgy suspense. Exactly what you want from a thriller.
No need to rush out to see this one; it's simply a well-crafted film that won't disappoint.
Simply put: A solid cast. A solid spy film.
The ten buck review: Wait to make it five bucks; it will hold up well on TV.