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The American (2010)

The American

Overview


Genre

Thriller, Suspense

Release Date

September 01, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

Focus Features

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Anton Corbijn

Producer

Anne Carrey, George Clooney, Grant Heslov

Screenwriter

Rowan Joffe

Starring

Story


Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller, filmed on location in Italy. Alone among assassins, Jack (Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten of "In Bruges"), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Italian stage and screen veteran Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Italian leading lady Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

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George Clooney stars as Jack in Focus Features' The American (2010)
Poster of Focus Features' The American (2010)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..an absorbing, unusually quiet mood piece..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
“..turns out to be a draggy, rather morose art thriller..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..sorely disappointed..”
by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]