An Ordinary Man (2018)


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An infamous war criminal and former general (Ben Kingsley) spending his life on the run from international authorities is suddenly moved to a new hideout, where he develops a relationship with the maid that looks after him. But when he discovers that she is actually an agent hired to protect him, he makes a decision that will drastically change both of their lives.

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6)

Every time An Ordinary Man seems to be headed into a minefield of clichés, it takes an unexpected detour and the film's final such excursion comes like a gut-punch.

Apr 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Nothing in An Ordinary Man rings true; not the location, nor the performances nor the story.

Apr 13, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Kingsley's domineering lead performance is worth the price of admission alone, although "An Ordinary Man" is actually a two-hander...

Apr 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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Kingsley delivers such a riveting performance that it becomes easy to overlook the film's less compelling aspects.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Kingsley is certainly committed to the arc of tough guy stripped bare, but his gifts aren't served well by an artificially studious attempt at applying Understanding 101 logic to a perpetrator of atrocities.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

A head-scratcher that ends with a shoulder-shrug, "An Ordinary Man" feels like a scene-study exercise in which two actors invest full measures in a script that's only half finished.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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