the star [Benedict Cumberbatch] turns in his most convincing performance for years in this sturdy story of accidental spy Greville Wynne; it's a satisfying enough watch, best viewed with little investment and low expectations
thankfully, Dominic Cooke's "Ironbark" is blessed with fantastic turns from Benedict Cumberbatch, Jessie Buckley and Rachel Brosnahan to up the stakes and make it all feel a bit fresher than it actually is
a decorous, solidly smart thriller whose menace maintains at a sort of low, steady hum. What elevates its otherwise familiar arc is a sharp script (by Tom O'Connor), and the remarkable commitment of its two central performances
a confident, entertaining, and well-upholstered historical spy thriller about a regular guy who stumbles his way toward saving the world, it's the perfect movie for anyone who watched "Bridge of Spies"
"Ironbark" tells a real-life spy story admirably; Benedict Cumberbatch and Merab Ninidze do their damnedest to keep things engaging; Ultimately, Dominic Cooke and company do a satisfactory job of telling an incredible story
"Ironbark" is another chapter in the untold stories of the Cold War that can finally come to light; Benedict Cumberbatch proves yet again he's a star and Merab Ninidze is equally brilliant at his Russian counterpart