A Most Wanted Man

Posted on August 23, 2014

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A Most Wanted Man – A smart spy movie based on the John le Carre novel and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman in his last role – what more could you want*. Gunther Bachmann (PSH) is a slightly disgraced, thanks to the Americans, German spy. He and his small team are given 72 hours to bring in Dr. Abdullah thought to be funding Islamic jihad type terrorists. Who to trust? Who’s good, who’s bad? “Every good man has a little bit of bad, and every bad man has a little bit of good.”

Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and Nina Hoss all play strong women characters. There’s no overt violence, no gruesomeness – just a really good espionage thriller. I couldn’t help but wonder as the talented Mr. Hoffman smoked cigarettes constantly throughout the movie if that was partly due to the distress he was going through in his personal life. *We could want more of PSH.

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