A superb revisiting of the John Le Carre espionage novel that fueled a highly regarded television miniseries, this take on the tale boasts a fabulous, Oscar-nominated performance by Gary Oldman as former British intelligence agent George Smiley.
He's brought back into MI6 to determine the identity of a mole whose actions threaten to compromise other operatives. Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch (television's "Sherlock"), Tom Hardy ("Inception"), Toby Jones and John Hurt also are in the first-rate cast. DVD extras: audio commentary by Oldman and director Tomas Alfredson; interviews with Oldman, Firth, Hardy, Alfredson and co-screenwriter Peter Straughan. **** (R: AS, N, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun