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  1. Paul Relf's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Wasn't too into this. Bloody good ending though.

  2. ammar's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

  3. SiIencio's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Certainly confussing and hard to follow for most parts. A Le Carré spy novel requires a certain pace and patiente to develop and assimilate the complexities of its intricate and misty plot, something that film is not often prepared to offer kindly. On the other hand Richard Burton carries the intrigue and conspicuous drama effortlessly in a classy and sober performance, the highlight of this film.

  4. Jaroslaw Wasyluk's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Why is it that we watch films on MUBI that we can watch for free elsewhere? I don't think that's fair at all.

  5. Ramzi's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    slow-paced and complex....sounds like my ex-wife

  6. Penelope q's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    What James Bond would be in real life.

  7. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Richard Burton is once again effortlessly excellent, this time playing a spy caught up in the usual mix of gamesmanship and treachery that fans know to expect from author John Le Carre. The support cast is full of great players, the tension builds nicely throughout, and the third act is impressively grim and cynical. Superb stuff.

  8. sizelando's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Came together nicely in the end, but almost frustratingly opaque in the first hour.

  9. Superfrog's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Good photo, ok spy intrigue, inspired ending. All in all drags itself too often.

  10. Natty's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Wonderful + pleased to see that it was filmed in Ireland which fits in nicely with his character. An Emerald Film indeed.

  11. dannyjp1981's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    So, the black & white photography is stunning, the performances are riveting, and the last 25 minutes are genuinely gripping. But so much of at least the first 70 minutes of the film felt like treading water, rather than careful character building. And so, as much as I was actually really looking forward to watching the film despite my lack of enthusiasm for the genre, I was rather disappointed.

  12. Sarah Pietsch's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Classic. Beautifully shot. I was a bit confused about the plot but it all became clear towards the end.

  13. Anita G's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    What a brilliant film. I had forgotten how beautiful the lighting was. So much of this film is about the shadows that are being and that have been cast.

  14. JCPJD's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Look at Burton's eyes - they don't move. The man is a universe of charisma and tension confined in the skin of a man. A once on a generation talent and I think this might be one of his best, most nuanced performances. The story is a great spy thriller. The atmosphere is built from the opening scene and this has made me go watch Tinker, Tailor with Alec Guinness.

  15. Bob's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    When remembering this is around the James Bond era it really exposes the concept of the Spy being the person in control. In fact they are the pawns, chewed up and spat out for the use of a political cause. Very nice movie, not overplayed, some nice shots and an interesting addition to a usually hammed up subject.

  16. 'king Harold's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Unlike the ridiculous Tinker, Tailor film of 2011, this production still has the stink of the Cold War upon it and performances to suit. London is fantastically dank and Burton once again reprises his existential hatred of all things human. Why? "So the moronic masses can sleep safely in their flea-bitten beds".

  17. Omnibus1's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Worth watching for the stunning HD B&W cinematography of 60s London alone. In this age of ever rising political polarization, it's a timely tale of the "little people" who suffer the cynical machinations of powerful forces.

  18. Mirapeerance's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Clarity of story-telling and the essential conflict of all le Carre's work: loyalty and betrayal. Burton and Bloom as well as the rest of the cast maintain the high level of tension and confusion necessary to see the plot right to the end.

  19. anthony's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Will he come in from the cold and have a seat by the fireplace? Does he actually want to? does he even have a decision over that? A tormented man struggling to find warmth in the foul and murky world of mid century cold war that no one wants to see again but is perhaps just round the corner ( ie Litvinenko ) Richards relentlessly edgy and charged character caught between a rock and a hard place. Ace.

  20. Cinema Omnivore's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    8.5/10, my review: http://wp.me/p1eXom-2Nc

  21. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Ritt made some excellent films, and this is one of them. The camerawork is just beautiful, the pacing methodical, and he reigns in one of Burton's best performances of his career. This one has a markedly different feel from other 60's spy craze films (Ipcress File really the only similar one in execution). The recent restoration is a beautiful print and should be seen by all fans of b&w photography. 4.5 stars

  22. Levent Güçer's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

  23. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    Man, that was one of the hardest movies to sit through in a while. Most of the movie is REALLY slowly, and the culmination of circumstances that invariably dooms the main character is very gradual. But man, what a final act; and unlike some spy stories, this one ultimately sees basic human connection as something worth dying for amidst all the double-crossing and political warfare. Plus it looks fantastic.

  24. Chris's rating of the film The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

    great cinematography, writing and acting

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