Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this Cold War thriller based on the true story of British businessman Greville Wynne and his dealings with Soviet spy Oleg Penkovsky—actions that effectively brought about the end of the Cuban Missile Crisis. With all the trappings of early James Bond flicks plus some outstanding cinematography by Sean Bobbitt (12 Years a Slave, Widows), it’s a well-crafted, under-the-radar gem.

4/5 stars