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The American

Featuring: George Clooney, Thekla Reuten & Irina Björklund

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Soooooooo slow... avoid!

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This film is soooo slow its unreal, I dont think I have been so bored for a long time, its terrible! I cannot understand how it has so many reasonable reviews as nothing happens in it?! Not sure why a big star like George put his name to it?!

  Waste of time

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This has got to be one of the worst films i have ever seen, if not the worst! Definitely Not worth a watch! i waited for the whole film to get going and it did not! waste of time and money!

  The American!

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*The film is marketed & starts as an action film. However, it soon becomes very slow paced as aging 'Hitman' Jack (Clooney) visits Italy to declare his last job as his last.
*The director has opted for an approach that tries to be 'slow & sophisticated'. It soon becomes more like a slightly dark romance. Clooney is great in certain films but i don't really think he cuts it as an underworld figure. Fans of films like In Bruges & London Boulevard might like this opposed to fans of gritty crime films.
*Overall lacked substance. Lacked anything!

  Not very American, a quiet but quality hit-man non-epic love

| | See all tbrookey09's reviews (74)

A solid, but slow, tale about an American hit-man (George Clooney) who hides away in rural Italy. (hence he is known as 'the American'). Avoiding 'hits' he falls for a local woman.

If you can bare the pace then the film returns a quietly impressive watch. Clooney holds together quite a visually beautiful and underplayed film, focusing in on an almost silent character mixed up in his sinister profession. The idea and settings are excellent, as is the acting, and I did enjoy it. Ultimately this is a melancholic love story.

Classy, succinct and mostly gripping, a smart well thought out viewing treat.

Warning..there is an odd sex scene, aimed at providing insight into Clooney's character, but this is more miss-added than adding.


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I am the first in line for a solid meaningful drama, doesnt matter if it's slow or boom boom fast.
In fact I appreciate watching something a touch slower, that relies more on character and the little things. BUT, I expect it to entertain me.
And that brings me to this review for The American, for me it turned out to be just and OK film, with only a few moments of genuine drama.
George Clooney pitches in with a pretty understated and nuanced performance, and even though I didnt enjoy this movie much, I respect the fact that he juggles his movie choices between Big Studio Movies and smaller movies like this one.
The other highlight for me was the stunning Cinematography, the movie is absolutely gorgeous to look at with the Italian Setting.
Overall the film left me disappointed.

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  Beautiful Italy Beautiful George rubbish film

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George is gorgeous, Italy is spectacular this film is horrible, it's so slow, I was glad Jack and Clara were having fun cause I wasn't. an hour and three quarters and nothing happens!

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  Should'nt of been a movie

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just far too slow,we've all seen Geogre Clooney hop out of bed with a woman it is'nt anything new only this is kinda where he's a cold blooded hit man and fallen in love before the last job a bit like Leon only he fell in love with the little girl a bit different i know but on the same lines.
Honestly this is not worth wacthing.All i can say is may be if your a die hard Clooney fan.It could have been so much better if they'd pumped up the Action and not had us feeling like we are being punished.Another movie that would have suited being more a televison program in parts,its alot to have to sit through in one go

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  Too Slow

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In the first few minutes of the film you get the impression this is going to be a good one....and then it just stops. There are not many films I have turned off after 15-20 mins but sadly this is one of them.
Save your money unless you are a die hard Clooney fan

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