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The American

Overview


Genre :

Thriller, Suspense

Release Date :

September 01, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Anton Corbijn

Starring :

George Clooney, Violante Placido, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten, Bruce Altman, Irina Bjorklund

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

Review rate : C

“..turns out to be a draggy, rather morose art thriller..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..sorely disappointed..”
by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..nothing really adds up..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 4

“..meticulous, enigmatic, and restrained..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 4

“..many pleasures are in its slow reveals..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
2 of 4

“..goes literal, soft, and banal..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
1 of 4

“..extravagantly inert and deeply empty..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
4 of 5

“..bleak and atmospheric art-house thriller..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
4 of 5

“..as coiled as a snake and as still as a sleepy villa..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
3 of 4

“..an absorbing, unusually quiet mood piece..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
3.5 of 5

“..a very . . . patient movie..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 4

“..a standard-issue hit-man thriller..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
2.5 of 4

“..a slower, more intellectual cloak-and-dagger melodrama..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
“..a familiar enough movie type..”
by A.O. Scott [NY Times]
3 of 4

“..a contemplative allure, unfolding at a deliberate pace..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Reviewed by Mark Olsen [Village Voice]

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