A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man ★★★½

Despite the modern subject matter this feels like a retro thriller with very measured pacing. The moments that conventionally would be action scenes - chases, raids, etc. - are actually releases for the tension that is building through every single dialogue scene (music is sparsely used). But whether it was the accents or the dialogue or the actors (Hoffman, Dafoe and Wright are great, Grigoriy Dobrygin and Rachel McAdams are perhaps a little out of their depth) some of the character moments rang hollow.

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