A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man ★★★★

From the Hunt for Red October school of "speak in English but with an accent of your country" comes a slow-simmering crockpot (or whatever takes longer than a crockpot) spy procedural.

And while the tension only briefly flags, the moments where the wheezing, labored breathing of Philip Seymour Hoffman's potbellied, chain-smoking character is audible can be difficult to watch: highly effective dramatically, but a stark reminder of real-life mortality.

Rest in peace, Mr. Hoffman, you ruled.

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