A Most Wanted Man (2014)



Critic Consensus: Smart, subtle, and steadily absorbing, A Most Wanted Man proves once again that John le Carre books make for sharp, thoughtful thrillers.

Movie Info

When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured 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? (c) Roadside Attractions

Rating: R (for language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Bovell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 4, 2014
Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions - Official Site


as Gunter Bachmann

as Annabel Richter

as Tommy Brue

as Issa Karpov

as Martha Sullivan

as Irna Frey

as Maximilian

as Rasheed

as Dieter Mohr

as Melik Oktay

as Leyla Oktay

as Michael Axelrod

as Otto Burgdorf

as Otto Keller

as The Admiral
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Critic Reviews for A Most Wanted Man

All Critics (181) | Top Critics (43)

Hoffman's an actor who could do just about anything, but being authentically German is not one of them.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

One of the countless sad things about losing Hoffman is the realization that we'll never get to watch him single-handedly elevate an otherwise OK movie again.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Top Critic

Cobijn doesn't totally conquer le Carré's complicated plot

Full Review… | June 21, 2015
Movie Habit

Kudos to Hoffman in this good-enough le Carré spy tale

Full Review… | June 12, 2015
Movie Habit

The end result may look good but it never feels distinctive despite the wealth of talent involved in front of and behind the camera.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
Eye for Film

Hoffman's last leading role is it own kind of spy film

Full Review… | March 19, 2015
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Audience Reviews for A Most Wanted Man


Hoffman delivers a fantastic and underactedly visceral performance in his last completed movie, a suspenseful espionage thriller that grabs us and keeps us always guessing, up until it reaches a suffocatingly tense climax and surprises us with a spectacular ending.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


Although slow and understated, A Most Wanted Man creates suspense with a new threat in a worn out world of bureaucracy and burn out. Hoffman and McAdams are marvelous.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Philip Seymour Hoffman's swan song is a slow-burning yet always intriguing topical spy thriller that contains a true gut-punch of an ending.

Christopher Heim
Christopher Heim

Super Reviewer

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