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Tag: Gary Oldman

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Criminal (**1/2) Good, but sometimes horrible

It’s not often one goes to a Gary Oldman film and ends up preferring anyone else’s performance.

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Hunter Killer (***) is obvious and likable

Let’s be honest. It’s not a tremendous work of art that Marsh, Butler and co. have produced here. There are no nominations or awards forthcoming. What Hunter Killer does have, though, is enjoyability on a completely masculine scale. It’s the kind of film I might have watched with my dad when he was alive. It deserves respect for being competent, entertaining and earnest to a fault, if not original.

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is good, old-fashioned, Anglo-Saxon hi-jinks

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – 2011 Directed by Tomas Alfredson Starring Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Dencik, Tom Hardy, Kathy Burke, Simon McBurney Screenplay by Bridget O’Connor, Peter Straughan based on the novel by John le Carré There is a intimidation brought on by the specter of a bunch of British actors sauntering through […]