A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man ★★★★

''It's just an ordinary pen. Looks like a pen, writes like a pen, and listens like a pen.''

John le Carré adaptations are most welcome in the cinematic landscape, and this absorbing thriller from the ever impressive Anton Corbijn and Aussie screenwriter Andrew Bovell definitely cuts the mustard. The film looks gorgeous due to Benoît Delhomme's (The Proposition, Lawless) touch and Corbijn's photographic background - these guys know how to frame a scene! PSH is as impressive as expected - especially in the stunning final scene, and Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright class up the joint, but the weakest link is obviously the miscast Rachel McAdams who often fails to convince (but the many shots of her ass are worth the admission price alone). Whilst not as dense or as challenging as TTSS, this is nonetheless a winning effort. I miss you Hoff (my) man.

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