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Most Wanted (2020)



Critic Consensus: Although it suffers in comparison to similar suspense thrillers, Most Wanted benefits from solid casting and a taut, intelligent storytelling approach.

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Inspired by the gripping true story, an investigative journalist (Josh Hartnett) unravels a twisted case of entrapment wherein a guy from the wrong side of the tracks, Daniel (Antoine-Olivier Pilon), is forced into a dangerous drug deal against his will and is sentenced to 100 years in a Thai prison. As Daniel endures torture and abuse, the journalist must track down the shady undercover cops benefiting off the conspiracy, while also fighting for Daniel's freedom.

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Stephen McHattie
as Sergeant Frank Cooper
Amanda Crew
as Anna Malarek
Jim Gaffigan
as Glen Picker
Josh Hartnett
as Victor Malarek
Lanisa Dawn
as Party Girl
Rose- Marie Perreault
as Marie Perreault-Mary
Jessica Abruzzese
as Aimee/Girl #1
Robert Crooks
as Denis Fountain
Raphael Grosz-Harvey
as James Boulder
Sahajak Boonthanakit
as General Suchart
Cory Lipman
as Al Cooper
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Critic Reviews for Most Wanted

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (6)

Using blanched lighting setups and grainy effects, the film evokes those gritty 1970s true-crime films such as Midnight Express and The French Connection, and that's always a good thing.

October 28, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Most Wanted runs a little long and a little ragged, but it's still a solid adaptation of a mind-boggling, true-life story.

July 27, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[Hartnett's] unconvincing performance amplifies many of the movie's worst tendencies.

July 25, 2020 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Quick and pretty constant cutting between different threads of this story keep Most Wanted from feeling as long as it actually is, but it also keeps us from committing fully to any one story, all of which feel slightly underwritten.

July 24, 2020 | Full Review…

Does its... job with proficient integrity, but as much inventiveness as you'd guess from that all-purpose placeholder of a title.

July 23, 2020 | Full Review…
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The result is a three-pronged narrative that inventively plays with structure and time, allowing the natural dramatic tension of Malarek's international chase to nicely dovetail with Léger's ugly experiences in the criminal justice system.

July 10, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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