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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 Attractionsmore
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


Philip Seymour Hoffm...
as Gunter Bachmann
Rachel McAdams
as Annabel Richter
Willem Dafoe
as Tommy Brue
Grigoriy Dobrygin
as Issa Karpov
Robin Wright
as Martha Sullivan
Nina Hoss
as Irna Frey
Daniel Brühl
as Maximilian
Rainer Bock
as Dieter Mohr
Tamer Yigit
as Melik Oktay
Derya Alabora
as Leyla Oktay
Herbert Grönemeyer
as Michael Axelrod
Max Volkert Martens
as Otto Burgdorf
Bernhard Schutz
as Otto Keller
Martin Wuttke
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 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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