I mention the Steven Spielberg schmaltzfest only in passing. It is the latest film proving that unlimited resources, sterling production values and a worthy track record are not always a sign that a film will be good. “War Horse” is not good. But it does provide counterpoint.
Ah, but the WWII spy potboiler, “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is wünderbar, featuring one of the year’s great acting performances.
Check it out: