Forget James Bond... and step into the real, dour and chilling world of spies and counterspies. Oscar®-nominee Richard Burton is the burnt-out British agent who refuses to "come in from the cold" to take a desk job — but instead launches into the most dangerous assignment of his career, stalking East German agent (and Golden Globe-winner) Oskar Werner. John Le Carré's best-selling novel provides the basis for this breathtaking thriller of espionage, intrigue, crosses and double-crosses. First-rate performances from the entire cast are matched by a tension-packed and brilliantly plotted screenplay, with masterful direction from Martin Ritt (Hud, Sounder).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
87 Ratings
87 Ratings

86% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.7/10
  • Fresh 12
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Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Drama
Released

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Dutch (Subtitles), French (Subtitles, Stereo), German (Subtitles), Italian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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