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R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
An escaped militant's (Grigoriy Dobrygin) attempt to claim an inheritance gives a German agent (Philip Seymour Hoffman) the chance to lay out a trap for a well-regarded Muslim scholar who is suspected of financing terrorists.

Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman , Rachel McAdams , Grigoriy Dobrygin , Willem Dafoe , Robin Wright , Homayoun Ershadi , Nina Hoss , Franz Hartwig

Director: Anton Corbijn

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Distributor: Roadside Attractions

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

Release Date: January 17th, 2014|2 hr. 1 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 4 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Every move Hoffman makes subtly rivets attention. There's the uncanny German accent, the boozing, the chain-smoking, the glances at his assistant (Nina Hoss), the secret life he keeps hidden and the betrayals even Günther can't see coming. Hoffman is simply magnificent. Face it. We won't see his like again. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Now, thanks to A Most Wanted Man, we discover that it's really boring - practically sleep-inducing - to be an international spy. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    While the tension is sometimes muted, this is more than a procedural round of spy games. The deliberately paced but riveting film is made all the better because of Hoffman's breathtakingly nuanced portrayal. show more

  • July 31, 2014 asarnel
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    This is by far one of the worse movies I have ever seen! Hoffman remined of a washed out drunk who can stop smoking. I but you he was drinking real boos in the movie on top of that, he had ot be on drugs. The movie had no real story. Really, don't waste your money

  • July 29, 2014 lgjhere1
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    In converting the novel to the screen, lots of little insight details were dropped, making it hard to follow. The first hour was filled with splashes of characters being introduced, making it hard to connect the dots of just where it was going. The fake accents were distracting, especially Hoffman's that was sometimes mumbled and hard to understand. I was expecting more from the stellar cast and the possibilities of the story line, but the screen writing left much to be desired because of frugality of conversion from the novel.

  • July 28, 2014 GEORGE
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    The film was very involving. sometime you could see were it was going sometimes it caught by by surprise. Worth the price of admission.

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This weekend, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson brings a mythical hero to life in "Hercules," Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in the John le Carré-penned spy thriller "A Most Wanted Man," the season...

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Drew Taylor on Jan 3rd, 2014 3:00PM

Roadside Attractions John le Carre (real name: David John Moore Cornwell), is one of the most celebrated authors of the modern thriller, and yet one of the most sparsely adapted. Most notable for...

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