Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Most Wanted Man

Director Andrew Corbijn’s film adaption of John le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man provides a bleak view of the duplicitous nature of hunt for terrorists.

In this story, written for the screen by Andrew Bovell, Phillip Seymour Hoffman leaves us with a virtuoso performance as the head of a clandestine office within the German security system in Hamburg.  He and his team are searching for a Chechen terrorist, who has entered the Country, illegally.

As in most le Carré stories, it’s a slow build with twists and turns toward a shocking end. 

I give A Most Wanted Man a 3+ out of 5, but Hoffman gets a 5 for his performance.

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