The Game

The Game

DVD - 2015
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The Cold War heats up when a KGB defector exposes Operation Glass, a potentially devastating Soviet plot to activate sleeper agents across the UK. The charismatic but paranoid head of MI-5, known simply as 'Daddy', assembles a secret committee of spies and intelligence officers to investigate. They're the only colleagues he trusts in a world of double agents and lies, but has he chosen well?
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
Edition: Widescreen edition
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 6 hours) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo
video file,DVD video,region 1

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CALCALCAL
Jun 26, 2019

Good acting, but writing sometimes obvious (sometimes found myself speaking the lines ahead of the actors,) but fun, all-in-all.

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DonnaNoble
Jun 07, 2019

I found the series started off a bit slow, but by the third episode I was fully into it. Excellent acting, cinematography and plot twists! And the cool 1970s styles were fun to watch.

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1C00lgrannie
Mar 03, 2019

Excellent spy thriller. So many twists and turns! Tom Hughes was excellent as was the rest of the cast. Terrific! Well worth watching!

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bobbles1
Dec 18, 2018

Really enjoyed this series, lots of twists and turns, likely have to see it again to get all that's going on, but that is a good sign for a movie like this, it's engrossing and interesting and one becomes quite fond of the characters....

macika Aug 10, 2018

An interesting spy- mystery in the cold war area in 1971. Well played, well written....shows that every generation had its share of political problems.....4 stars

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Nooksack20
Aug 10, 2017

I found this flick to be painfully slow with Tom Hughes badly miscast as the genius, suave, debonair, master agent for MI5. It appears they tried to stretch a 1 hr mini-drama into a 4 hour mini-series. Not really up to BBC drama standards in my opinion.

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capitalcity
May 23, 2017

Marginally beyond plausibility, as MI5, seemingly operating in the form of a boutique counterespionage outfit, skirmishes with KGB miscreants in cahoots with the IRA. The Game is nominally escapist fare, but the excellent '70s setting has definite positive attributes: not a freakin' cell phone anywhere. Absence of that crutch gadget would crater half the scripts for what passes as melodrama today. Worth a star in and of itself. The series also nicely brings forth the modus operandi of the time, if one was to survive ... trust no one ... no one.

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MartineVK
Mar 10, 2017

I borrowed this more out of curiosity than in search of entertainment, but it kept my interest with its top-rate cast, authentic atmosphere and lots of tension.

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empbee
Feb 26, 2017

Very good cold war spy story with unexpected twists.

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riita
Feb 18, 2017

Tom Hughs makes it worth watching....but the movie was pretty good, not excellent, but worth the watch.

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