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A Most Wanted Man 2014

  • Anton Corbijn
  • July 25, 2014
  • 121 mins
  • English
  • Thriller
When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, tortured half-to-death immigrant turns up in Hamburg's Islamic community, laying claim to his father's ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man's true identity - oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist?


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A fine goodbye for Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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While I agree this film is not fast-paced, I don't think that detracts from its value. This film is about espionage, not quick action sequences, and the slow-burn fits. The ending was a little disappointing with regard to what I wanted for the characters and story, but it wasn't altogether unexpected or unrealistic, and it was foreshadowed enough to not have just come out of left field. Hoffman, Dafoe, and McAdams acted very well, and the rest of the cast did a nice job as well. It's a rather unassuming film, but it's not unworthy of praise. I can't say I would watch it again without a special reason, but I enjoyed watching it through once.

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