A Most Wanted Man

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?

My Opinion: This film will largely be remembered as Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last leading film role (his work in the final Hunger Games films will come over the next few years). It’s fortunate that his final major role shows Hoffman doing the type of smart, thoughtful work he was known for. Hoffman helps to elevate A Most Wanted Man into a smart thriller that grabs your attention as it progresses.

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