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post Jan 12 2015, 04:44 PM
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"A Most Wanted Man" is a spy thriller based on the homonymous novel of John le Carre. It was originally screened in last year's Sundance Film Festival and competed in the main competition section of the 36th film Moscow International Film Festival. It was released in US cinemas in mid-summer and in my country, it was released in early autumn. Although we did not have a chance to see it at the time, a neighborhood cinema choosed this movie one week before Christmas. "A Most Wanted Man" was discussed several times by the media, since it was the last film Philip Seymour Hoffman starred in.
A Russian-Chechen Muslim who is suspected of terrorist activities, arrives secretly in the Islamic community of Hamburg and is under the supervision of US and German intelligence services. The Dutchman Anton Corbijn is the director of the movie who does not have a particular filmography under his belt. However, it is recognized in the music business since he has directed many videoclips and has collaborated several times with Depeche Mode, U2 and Echo & the Bunnymen. Andrew Bovell wrote the screenplay and the cast consists of remarkable and talented actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. Generally speaking, the movie was good and the performances were quite convincing. Yet, the rhthym dropped in the second part, the plot became increasingly slow and some yawns began to make their appearances tongue.gif. The story didn't have something new to offer you and it does not differ a lot from similar spy movies. The movie industry seems to have been affected from the consecutive terrorist attacks of extremist Muslims in Europe and America and therefore it has shown them in a negative way as far as films are concerned. It is not propaganda, it's the truth. This does not mean that they are the only "bad ones" in this case. In addition, 7th Art has never been cut off from global developments and usually presents both sides of a political or social issue. Especially when films comes from independent productions. However, since Holywood and European movie studios constantly make films, I will not be surprised if we watch dozens of related stories like "A Most Wanted Man" on the big screen in the upcoming years.
"A Most Wanted Man" received good reviews from movie experts in the film industry and many have made particular reference to the performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman. However, it seems that the public is not delighted so much from the outcome of the film and therefore it hasn't received a high score on IMDb (6,9). Personally, I would give a similar score because while it is a remarkable production, we did not see anything new from what we already know. Only if we lived in a world excluded from television, radio, newspapers and the internet, something like "The Village", its content could be enlightening. Though, it deserved the 2.5 euro which I spent about it.

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