"It's just an ordinary pen. Looks like a pen, writes like a pen, and listens like a pen."
This was a very bittersweet experience. While i really enjoyed the movie, it was also depressing to think that this is one of the last movies for one of my all time favorite actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman. He absolutely nailed this part just like he always did. He has a spot on German accent that he never drops throughout this entire movie as well. It was a very good final movie for him apart from the Hunger Games movies. The rest of the cast were also good. I loved the scenes between Philip Seymour Hoffman and Willem Dafoe. Those two acting powerhouses going head-to-head was fantastic to watch. Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright were also good. One of the stand out performances of the movie came from a relatively unknown actor though, Grigoriy Dobrygin. I don't think i have ever seen him in anything before, but after this i'm sure he's gonna get some more parts in bigger movies. But it's not only the acting that i great here. I also absolutely love these types of espionage thrillers where you never really know who to trust or not. This was a very tense movie and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout it. The only complaint i have is the ending. It felt very abrupt and not like a real conclusion. But overall it's definitely worth watching. Especially if you were a Philip Seymour Hoffman fan. I'm so happy he at least got to end his career with something good unlike a lot of other actors. It's always so sad when the last movie of a great actor or actress is something bad like Raul Julia in Street Fighter.