I re-watched this atmospheric spy thriller, and loved it just as much as when i saw it in the theater. It is non-trivial (as the engineers like to say) to translate a great novel -- or novels -- into a good, or even great film. Tinker is not great/classic, but it is very, very good. And part of why it is, is that the screenwriters apparently took threads and storylines from a number of LeCarre novels, including the eponymous one, to craft the devilishly complex Cold War-era plot line. One thing reviewers commented on when this came out was the production design and lighting: that helmer Tomas Alfredson took pains to re-create 1960s London, and then lit that, and even what would be more brightly lit locales darkly, and used muted colors for wardrobe and much else. The effect is almost depressing, were it not for the sparkling performances by the who's who of great British actors. But the poster below demonstrates that Tinker's most guilty pleasure is the remarkable, restrained yet powerful, Oscar-nominated turn by Gary Oldman as Le Carre's tortured Spymaster, George Smiley. All Oldman has to do is look at the camera, and he says more than lesser actors say with all too many words. What a master class, but then you have Oldman on screen with John Hurt, or Oldman with Colin Firth, or Mark Strong, or Benedict Cumberpatch. I could go on. Get thee to Amazon Prime and watch in HD.