Today I went to the cinema and saw A Most Wanted Man, which revolves around a group of German Secret Service agents trying to uncover a terrorist plot; this leads them to looking into a Russian-Chechen Muslim that illegally immigrated into the country. A Most Wanted Man stars Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Willem Defoe and Daniel Brühl.
There are a few positives to this film, which include: a great story, brilliant acting, there are tense moments and the film is very intriguing. To expand, I thought the plot in this film was very interesting and intriguing as there are many plot points that are unanswered for portions of the film (e.g. is the Russian-Chechen a terrorist); also I thought the plot resolved well. Every performance in this film is very good especially the lead Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the supporting performances are really good as well like Grigoriy Dobrygin.
There are also a couple negatives to this film which are that the story progression is really slow, I wasn't emotionally attached to the characters and the ending is quite weird. The plot is really good but is delivered at a very slow pace and when not that much is happening it gets boring in parts (but not for long); also even though the plot resolves well, the film could have easily have gone on for another hour and sort of leaves the audience hanging. If you find what I have said to be a bit contradictive I'm sorry but I can't fully explain it without spoiling the film.
Overall I really enjoyed this film and I thought it was very engaging unfortunately it does have some flaws, it is still a good film though and its nice to see that one of Phillip Seymour Hoffman's last performances was so good. So taking everything into consideration, I rate this film: