A Most Wanted Man
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In Theaters July 25 (11 days)
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
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a German intelligence operative in Anton Corbijn's steadily absorbing John le Carre adaptation."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"The tragic loss of Philip Seymour Hoffman resonates through Anton Corbijn's challenging but ultimately rewarding thriller."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"The narrative gets severely bogged down in the boring minutia of spy work, showcasing the smallest details of Gunter's investigations, all the while muddling up the plot and any sense of character development."
‑ Don Simpson, Film Threat
"Another pot boiler with a great cast and a story that emphasizes facts, figures, and mood while leaving character in the background."
‑ Travis Hopson, Examiner.com
"Like the best works of le Carré, it takes you on a sly and acerbic trip, full of both triumph and failure."
‑ Anthony Kaufman, Screen International
"This admirably textured thriller rooted in Eastern immigrant-laden Hamburg will prove absorbing to attentive audiences internationally who don't need everything spelled out to them ..."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"Philip Seymour Hoffman dominates as German spy-master Gunther Bachmann in Anton Corbijn's old-school espionage yarn, based on John le Carré's 2008 novel."
‑ Chris Fyvie, The Skinny
"It is on Philip Seymour Hoffman's shoulders that much of the film sits, and his disheveled, cigarette-fueled German spy character provides another of his inimitable sad-sack characters that he brings to the screen better than pretty much anyone."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"Not as arty as The American or Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy or as soapy and quickly paced as its small screen counterparts, A Most Wanted Man is left somewhere in the middle."
‑ Cory Everett, The Playlist
"Strangely uneven but Philip Seymour Hoffman is a le Carre natural."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"As ever, le Carre subverts the spy genre in a major way."
‑ Kate Erbland, Film.com
"Hoffman is a lovely fit as one of Le Carre's dilapidated, disappointed anti-heroes, whose post-ideological bafflement regarding the point of what he's doing feels wholly convincing."
‑ Hannah McGill, The List
"Slow-paced and brooding, A Most Wanted Man won't be to everyone's tastes, but it's a must see for Le Carré fans."
‑ Dominic Mill, We Got This Covered
"an interesting yarn, but while watching it I was unable to shake that it was so ... freaking ... slow."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, ScreenCrush
"It's a professional old-school espionage outing, intricate as clockwork and acted with relish by the ever-watchable Hoffman."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
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