A Most Tedious Man

The late Philip Seymour Hoffman’s outing as ‘German’ terror detective Gunther Bachmann is hamstrung by the same defect that up-ends the protagonist. It is so concerned with having a ‘grown up’ dialogue on terrorism, that it becomes the personification of a grey area. It is bereft of warmth, colour and interest.¬†Of course, it’s not without it’s redeeming features – but they come too little too late for an audience fast losing interest.

Rachel McAdams dozes off, as do most of the audience.

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