A Most Wanted Man

Year Released: 2014
Main Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman , Grigoriy Dobrygin , Nina Hoss 
Review Date: October 2016
Last watched: October 2016
Number Watches: 1
Format Watched: TV

Spy thrillers only appear when there’s a trend for them. Nobody ever says “hey, I really need a new spy thriller with loads of cold stares and messy politics.” You might want to see an old one that’s stood the test of time but they are a tricky bunch to warm to.

I’m guessing this was a left over script as nothing happens. There’s a small amount of tension in the middle but the Euro-American shenanigans are sloppy and the only stars are Philip, Grigoriy and Nina who all do a damn fine job but ultimately can’t save this go-nowhere flick. They all excel in deep, cold stares and fine emotional punches but the plot never does anything and it would have been better as a TV series. There’s a lot of that recently as if there’s a budget cross-over from film to TV. Sorry, just thought I’d put that miffed-ness out there.

Anyway, don’t bother, I say. You’re missing nothing by going elsewhere for your spy-em-ups.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Keep DVD?
Watch if on TV?
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Avoid. Not a most wanted movie.


About Simon Trail

I'm just another film watcher with an opinion.
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