A Most Wanted Man is pretty standard intelligent spy movie fare. It’s based off of bestselling author John le Carré’s bestselling novel of the same name and stars the late, great, prolific actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, among others. If for that reason alone, A Most Wanted Man is a terrific film.
Release date: July 25, 2014 (limited)
Present day Hamburg: a tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about him seems to add up; is he a victim, thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue is a British banker and a young female lawyer, determined to defend the defenseless. All the while, they are being watched by the brilliant, roguish chief of a covert German spy unit, who fights to put the pieces together as the clock ticks.