A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man

DVD - 2014
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German intelligence agent Gunther Bachmann (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in his final starring role) must race against time to solve a perilous mystery: Is the half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim who's surfaced in Hamburg a victim seeking refuge, or a terrorist seeking revenge?
Publisher: Toronto : Entertainment One, c2014
Branch Call Number: MOS
Characteristics: 1 dvd (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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reginator_22
May 27, 2020

I wanted to rate this movie higher, but the ending is such a let down. Philip Seymour Hoffman was so solid in this movie.

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Caro12
Sep 03, 2019

Odd. Maybe the book was better.

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bdehler
Aug 08, 2019

Very slow movie in parts but Ok for a thriller.

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greatflicks
Jan 25, 2019

Slow and difficult to understand. After we watched we had no idea what this movie was all about. I normally have no difficulty in following movies but this one is in a league of its own. I wish I had gone with my gut feeling and not checked it out from the library. A total wast of time and the only thing that made this interesting was trying to figure it out.

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SAPL454
Dec 24, 2018

This movie shows that the "powers to be" can change hands at any moment! This is still happening in the world today!

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whatcomhillwalker
Sep 24, 2018

Not a movie I couldn get into. Slow dry and depressing from my point of view.

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VonHafenstaaad
Sep 06, 2017

There's not very many movies I've seen in the past year that measure up as well as "A Most Wanted Man". Granted, I've seen a lot of fun or interesting films that I definitely enjoyed, but this one really hits the mark in a way that others didn't. It transcends being entertaining and becomes its own sort of enigma. But I don't want to give the impression that it's hard to understand, because it certainly isn't.
Hoffman delivers one of the best performances of his career, rivaling his role in "Capote". And the direction by Anton Corbijn is outstanding, giving it a sharp and neat feel that carries throughout. The more I think about it, the more I like it. It's a definite must-see.

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Nooksack20
May 23, 2017

You've got to be a Hoffman fan to find any value in this film. The plot is weak. The script is amateurish, and the cast was obviously uninspired.

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RoyalJellyIII
Mar 07, 2017

Good spy film based on a John LeCarre novel. Philip Seymour Hoffman stars in one of his last roles and its a good one.

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akirakato
Mar 06, 2017

This is a 2014 espionage thriller directed by Anton Corbijn, based on the novel of the same name by John le Carré.
I'm quite interested in the movie because it is supposed to be inspired by true events.
However, I've been tottally disappointed because the storyline is not well developed for the ordinary audience and slow-paced.
Although the performances of the actors seem excellent, no directors make a good movie out of a bad script.
It is a pity.

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reginator_22
May 27, 2020

Martha Sullivan: Maybe, if you could define for us, what you think the long term objective would be? What are we trying to achieve?

Günther Bachmann: To make the world safer place. Isn't that enough?

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jimg2000
Aug 29, 2015

Annabel: You can't do this. I'm a lawyer. This is criminal.
Günther: Sit the fxxk down. Lawyer? You're a fucking social worker for terrorists.
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Günther: It's just an ordinary pen. Looks like a pen, writes like a pen, and listens like a pen. (reference to a spy pen)
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Günther: You needed someone to take it out of your hands because you are out of your depth, Annabel. You know you can't save him, not on your own. Your choice is between us and nobody. The clock is ticking. You know they'll find him, and when they do, he'll be on the first plane back to Russia, unless the Americans want him and then we won't know where he is and nor will he.

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reginator_22
May 27, 2020

Other: Smoking and drinking alcohol

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