Say, what kind of crummy spy movie is this? Where are the explosions? The dazzling fight scenes and the spandex-clad female agents? The guys frickin’ climbing up the world’s tallest buildings? Well, you won’t find them here. We see a few guns and the backside of a lady, but it’s mostly shots of old guys looking furtive and/or worried. But when those old guys happen to be some of the best actors working today, and you have shots composed by a director who knows a thing or two about mood (Let the Right One In’s Tomas Alfredson), well, then, you have a crackerjack trailer that effectively sells this thinking-person’s spy tale. Of course, the jittery music, borrowed from last year’s Wolfman soundtrack, helps too.
MEMORABLE IMAGE: A group of men — the inner circle of Britain’s foreign-intelligence agency, not-so-lovingly referred to as “the Circus — meet in a secure room.
MEMORABLE LINE: “We both spend our lives looking for the weaknesses in one another.”
MUSIC USED: “Wolf Suite, Part 1,” The Wolfman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Danny Elfman
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