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? Based on John le Carré's novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.Written by
When Mr. Brue approaches Abdullah's house in his Mercedes SL, a red warning triangle is visible in the driver's mirror, implying that there are cars or other objects in the blind spot of the mirror. However, in the next shot the car is shown to be the only one on the street. See more »
A Most Wanted Man is a thoroughly engaging movie which sadly includes Phillip Seymour Hoffman's final performance. He is wonderful in the film and is surrounded by a solid cast, though not nearly as good as Hoffman. Similar to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the pace is moderate with almost no summer blockbuster action. It's a wonderful pallet cleanser for anyone who enjoys a thriller and has already seen a bunch of the latest CGI showcases.
Tinker Tailor is more difficult to understand than this movie as A Most Wanted Man weaves a fairly straight forward plot. Some reviews I read before seeing the film had me thinking twice about reading the wikipedia plot synopsis before I went into the theater, but I ventured in without doing so and didn't have any trouble keeping up. I'll also be happy to see it again on Blu-Ray in my home theater and will surely catch much more of the subtle nuances.
It's well worth the $10+ bucks to see it if you have a good theater nearby, but if you miss it this summer, it's 100% worth the time to watch it at home. The scenes are beautifully shot, but don't require an IMAX sized screen to enjoy.
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