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(2014) (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright) (R)

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Mild
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Mild
Music (Scary/Tense) Heavy
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking Extreme
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Extreme
Violence Moderate

Thriller: A German intelligence operative tracks a lone terrorist suspect in Hamburg, hoping he will be the key to bringing down a major money laundering operation.
Gunther Bachmann (PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN) is the leader of a super-secret German intelligence team that tracks the movements of suspected Islamic terrorists in Hamburg, which an opening title card states was one of the cities where the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists hatched their plot. His latest target is Issa (GRIGORIY DOBRYGIN), the son of a terrorist mastermind who has recently immigrated to Germany illegally and has disappeared into the city's underground.

As it turns out, Issa has inherited his father's ill-gotten millions, but wants nothing to do with the fortune as he considers it blood money. He gets in contact with a liberal-minded lawyer named Annabel Richter (RACHEL McADAMS), who represents him in his dealings with his father's banker, Tommy Brue (WILLEM DAFOE). Issa wants to donate the family fortune to Abdullah (HOMAYOUN ERSHADI), a respected Muslim businessman with ties to multiple Islamic charities.

Gunther, though, has been investigating Abdullah, too, and suspects he is using the charities partly to launder money to a terrorist organization fronting as a shipping company. He instructs his team, which includes colleagues Irna (NINA HOSS) and Maximilian (DANIEL BRUHL) and informant Jamal (MEHDI DEBHI), to nab Annabel and use her growing sympathy to the innocent Issa to help them catch Abdullah. Meanwhile, the CIA, led by a seemingly friendly operative named Martha (ROBIN WRIGHT), is keeping a close eye on Gunther's team as they want Abdullah for the American agency's own purposes.

Older teens with an interest in world events may have some interest.
For language.

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