A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

Philip Seymour Hoffman is a German spy tasked by morally dubious superiors to track down a suspicious Chechen-Russian immigrant on the run in Hamburg. Based on the counter-terrorist novel by John le Carré (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) about the sins committed in the name of national security. From director Anton Corbijn (Control).

"Pressured by his German and American colleagues to capture and interrogate his suspect as a Muslim terrorist, Bachmann instead asks for more time to carefully track Issa's (Grigoriy Dobrygin) movements and his relationship with his German immigration lawyer, Annabel Richter (Rachel McAdams). Using his secret contacts and keen skill, Bachmann uncovers a connection between a world-renowned Muslim philanthropist and a terrorist group and devises a plan to use Issa and Annabel in a brilliant ploy to expose the scheme." (Sundance Film Festival)

2014Rating: M, Offensive language122 minsUK, USA, Germany
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A Most Wanted Man / Reviews

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Flicks, Matt Glasby

Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014) was, hands down, one of the greatest screen actors of his generation. The problem faced by works like this, released in the wake of his untimely death, is that it's no longer just a film, but an epitaph.

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Variety

Variety

Intelligence is both the subject and the approach... a meticulously plotted, steadily absorbing drama that casts a cynical yet compassionate eye on the complexities of counterterrorist work in the post-9/11 era.

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Time Out

Time Out

Disappointing plod of an espionage thriller.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A smart, bluntly effective adaptation... about good, evil and the sins committed in the name of national security.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a professional old-school espionage outing, intricate as clockwork and acted with relish by the ever-watchable Hoffman.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

A cold film that examines its characters from a clinical distance, but its iciness gives way to raw emotion in a powerful final sequence.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Hoffman’s portrait of a smart and seedy old German spy dominates this atmospheric and subdued adaptation.

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