Last weekend, a reader noted in amazingly fine detail (“Film's R-rating was well warranted,” Jan. 14) all the gory parts of the movie “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” that earned it an “R” rating.
While I agree with her assessment of the reviewer, I am also very glad I saw the movie on Friday, before our astute reader gave up all the good parts. The letter should have had a “spoiler alert.”
As the movie was mostly static, the violence seemed all the more shocking and I felt it enhanced the movie's complexity. Most of the movie was like watching a ping-pong game in slow motion from different angles — interesting, but hard to decipher.