Monday, 22 September 2014

A Most Wanted Man - review

"What is this Tinker Tailor Soldier C*nt?" as Malcolm Tucker would so eloquently ask.

Sadly not.

Despite being based on another John Le Carre novel and featuring one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final on screen performances, this politically-charged espionage (I'm not going to call it a thriller as it is anything but) is painfully slow, unengaging and full of characters who only receive the very broadest of sketches.

Hoffman, who once again proves incapable of delivering a bad performance even if the film itself does not match his excellence, is the only reason to watch this tired and drab spy film which feels like A Most Unwanted Man.

2 stars

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