I loved the movie. It got more in depth than the original with Alec Guiness so it was truer to the intricacies of the book. I love Alec Guiness, so I liked his Smiley better, but the new film and effects were much better. I also enjoyed the fact that John le Carre had a cameo in this newer film, which was fun, and I also loved seeing Benedict Cumberbatch as a blonde! There is supposedly a prequel coming of the book - and I can't wait. le Carre is my favorite writer of all time.