WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > A > The American > Reviews

The American Reviews

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]

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

LATEST REVIEWS

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU :

“.."This Is Where I Leave You" leaves them all to their own devices. If they had a reunion free of this overwritten and clunkily directed movie, that would be worth going to..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON :

“..intimate and affectionate..”
by Sheri Linden [LA Times]

FORT BLISS :

“..writer-director Claudia Myers presents us with an unflinching and complex character study of an imperfect woman juggling motherhood..”
by Martin Tsai [LA Times]

THE SCRIBBLER :

“..the script that Dan Schaffer adapted from his graphic novel can't seem to find a credible dimensionality for his story or characters..”
by Gary Goldstein [LA Times]

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS :

“..even with appearances by such dependable performers as Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer and Jean Reno, the interminable "Hector and the Search for Happiness" will most likely inspire audiences to search for the exit door..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]

DR. CABBIE :

“..it does so in a cheeky and charming way and, although Dr. Cabbie is clunky in places, it mostly works..”
by Bruce DeMara [Toronto Star]

TUSK :

“..it's watchable, fun, sick, sad and has to be seen to be believed..”
by Kevin C. Johnson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

RECLAIM :

“..a truly bonkers Z-grade thriller..”
by Drew Hunt [Slant Magazine]

THE RIOT CLUB :

“..brilliantly acted by a Brit pack of young actors..”
by Cath Clarke [Time Out London]

THE MAZE RUNNER :

“.."The Maze Runner" tells a captivating tale of survival and weaves a potentially interesting mystery. Once its path become clear, however, you realize this is a puzzle you've worked out before..”
by Alonso Duralde [The Wrap]