A major problem in this movie is one that all storytellers must deal with. There has to be in every story at least one character for whom the reader or viewer really cares. Someone has got to matter emotionally. Be it the hero or the villain or someone central in between, at least one major character must be someone who moves us and whose welfare matters to us. Someone interesting. Someone possessed of willful idiosyncrasies, driven, murderous intensity, fascinating evil, betrayed virtue, wacky comedy, whatever, in whom we can invest our emotions. For me, there is not a character in this film of such a stature.
Read the rest of my review of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy at Huffington Post Entertainment.
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