A Most Wanted Man is a good film to watch on a rainy weekend. It's dark. The big truth of the film isn't revealed until the last scene--not as a gimmick--it gives a worldly view of how slimy the American government can be. The film is star-heavy: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Defoe, Robin Wright. Hoffman's German accent is surprisingly believable. An espionage agent who's looking to smooth over relations between the Muslim community and the Americans, he generally looks awful: a scruffy overweight alcoholic; a chainsmoker. But he's good at what he does. When Issa Karpov shows up in Hamburg from Chechnya illegally, everyone wants a piece of him. Everyone wants to use him as a pawn in their game. Things get complicated: suddenly, words and negotiation mean nothing. Hoffman's last line, "Fuck!" is so full of anger and despair: it's like hearing it for the first time.