Most Wanted Man

Dobrygin, Grigoriy

SKU: 031398204930

UPC 031398204930
Release Date 2014-11-04
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 122
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis [It] crackles with a jigsaw-puzzle intelligence and features a superbly subtle lead performance from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman… -- Grade: B3.5 stars out of 4 -- [T]he last full-scale Hoffman performance – and it's a master class in acting – comes in A MOST WANTED MAN, Anton Corbijn's tense, twisty and terrific spy thriller…Hoffman, slumping with defeat when not using his weight as a weapon, locates the tragedy of his disheartened hero….The actor’s subtlety will be missed, but so will his way with an expletive. -- Grade: B4 stars out of 4 -- As beautifully played by Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of his last and most powerful performances, the antihero of A MOST WANTED MAN is simply too much at the mercy of others to be a master of anything.4 stars out of 4 -- [I]t is one of the best spy thrillers in recent years.[A] smart, bluntly effective adaptation of John le Carré’s post-9/11 political passion play about good, evil and the sins committed in the name of national security.3 stars out of 5 -- Corbijn has a terrific eye for a steely, urban Northern Europe beauty that fits right in with the trendy Nordic noir vibe.4 stars out of 5 -- [Philip Seymour Hoffman] reminds us how brilliantly he could combine size and threat with graceful subtlety.The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9). He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), newly arrived in town. Issa's motivations are initially unknown, but he befriends an American social worker (Rachel McAdams) who grows convinced of his harmlessness and sets about persuading Gunter of the same. Meanwhile, Gunter becomes aware of a palpable and imminent threat to national security that involves future jihad activity, and devises an ingenious plan that he hopes will both extinguish the threat and provide amnesty for Issa. The Americans and the GSG-9, however, learn of Gunter's plot and express both impatience and a general skepticism about the scheme's effectiveness. A MOST WANTED MAN premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
Cast Herbert Gronemeyer (Composer)
Anton Corbijn (Director)
John Le Carré (Source Writer)
Benoit Delhomme (Director of Photography)
Andrew Bovell (Screenwriter)
Willem Dafoe (Star)
Herbert Gronemeyer (Co-Star)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Star)
Max Volkert Martens (Co-Star)
Bernhard Schutz (Co-Star)
Derya Alabora (Co-Star)
Nina Hoss (Co-Star)
Homayoun Ershadi (Co-Star)
Tamer Yigit (Co-Star)
Ursina Lardi (Co-Star)
Daniel Bruhl (Co-Star)
Rachel McAdams (Star)
Martin Wuttke (Co-Star)
Mehdi Dehbi (Co-Star)
Kostja Ullmann (Co-Star)
Rainer Bock (Co-Star)
Vicky Krieps (Co-Star)
Robin Wright (Star)
Grigoriy Dobrygin (Star)
Franz Hartwig (Co-Star)
Charlotte Schwab (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: The making of A Most Wanted Man featurette Spymaster: John Le Carré in Hamburg featurette Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Suspense/Thriller
Attribute Additional Footage,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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