“Anchored by Hoffman’s superlative performance, the story, based on a John le Carré novel, is low-key, brooding and engrossing.”—Claudia Puig, USA Today
A Most Wanted Man will likely be remembered as the last starring role the magnificent Philip Seymour Hoffman made before his untimely death earlier this year. (He will also be seen in a supporting part in the upcoming Hunger Games installment.) But it’s also a smart espionage thriller with one of Hoffman’s best performances.
“A Most Wanted Man has veracity most spy thrillers lack, and the suspense is of the intellectual, not visceral, kind.”—Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald