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(2011) (Gary Oldman, John Hurt) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Extreme
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Heavy
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Moderate
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Extreme
Tense Family Scenes Extreme
Topics to Talk About Moderate
Violence Extreme

Drama: Members of Britain's 1970s era Secret Intelligence Service try to find a mole in their ranks.
It's 1973 and Control (JOHN HURT) is in charge of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, a.k.a. "The Circus." Believing there's a mole in their operation, Control sends agent Jim Prideaux (MARK STRONG) to Hungary for information on who that might be.

The mission goes wrong, however, when Jim is shot, resulting in Control and his right-hand man, George Smiley (GARY OLDMAN), being forced into retirement in favor of agents Percy Alleline (TOBY JONES), Toby Esterhase (DAVID DENCIK), Roy Bland (CIARAN HINDS) and Bill Haydon (COLIN FIRTH) who have created Operation Witchcraft to collect Soviet intelligence.

When rogue agent Ricki Tarr (TOM HARDY) reissues the claim that there's a mole in their fold, Smiley is brought out of retirement to investigate. With the aid of agent Peter Guillam (BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH), he begins interviewing past Circus employees, such as Connie Sachs (KATHY BURKE) who was similarly forced into retirement for alleging that an agent was really a Russian spy.

From that point on, Smiley continues his investigation and digs deeper into the dealings of the Circus and its various agents, all to prove that one of their own truly is working for the Soviets and their spymaster, "Karla."

Older teens might show some interest, especially if they're into spy dramas and/or are fans of anyone in the cast.
For violence, some sexuality/nudity and language.
  • GARY OLDMAN plays a Secret Intelligence Service official who's forced...

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