Skip to main content


Based on 42 Critics
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 12 )
  • 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

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

  • 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

See all critic reviews on
  • December 24, 2014 Sir Raymond
    Report This User

    Thought this movie dragged on. Acting is top notch....but nothing to pull one out a short slumber.

  • August 31, 2014 cager97
    Report This User

    I saw this movie the other day, even after reading all the negative reviews posted here. Mainly because I think Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant actor, and this was his last role. It's not a movie for everyone. No rapid paced action, no outlandish CG effects, none of that. What you do get is a methodical, suspense filled (although slow at times!) film which held my attention for a couple of hours. Is it worth it? Yes, if only to see PSH's final work. I would give it a 7/10.

  • August 26, 2014 QueenMovies
    Report This User

    This was about 2 hours of torture. Lots of pictures of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's now herion-addicted and unkempt body. I was horribly bored and had no character development or emotional connection. The only reason I think this has any rating at all, is like the emperor's new clothes, no one wants to admit this is terrible because its PSH. Just give it up already, the movie was awful.

similar movies

  • Side Effects (2013)

  • Body of Lies (2008)

  • Before I Go to Sleep (2014)

  • Owning Mahowny (2003)

  • Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings