The American review

The American

Opened September 1, 2010 | Runtime:1 hr. 43 min.

R Violence, nudity and sexual content

Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an assassin, Jack (Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara’s time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

Cast: George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido, Irina Björklund

Director: Anton Corbijn

Genres: Thriller

OH MY GOD.  That’s 2 hours of my life I’ll never get back.  If you go, bring a pillow.  And I hope you don’t mind the people next to you snoring.  If it wasn’t for the gratuitous nudity scenes of some nice looking breasts, I would have walked out and into see Machete.  For the ladies, there is a quick shot of George Cloony’s butt.  I don’t have a whole lot to say about the plot because I’m still not sure if I know what it was supposed to be.  Final Grade: F… I hated it.


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