It opens in Istanbul and that's about all you get to see. Saying that, it was pretty dramatically and beautifully shot scenes of Istanbul. Not as exciting a chase as in Casino Royale but still interesting.
I have to agree about the card playing parts but I liked everything outside of it. Watching ppl play poker is pretty boring, in movies or on tv. People say the same about soccer so to each their own.
Smiley + spycraft - I still need to see the new Tinker, Tailor
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