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.