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The American
  • R
  • 1h 44m
  • 2010
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Academy Award® winner George Clooney is The American in this sexy suspense thriller from director Anton Corbijn. After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack (Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside and accepts one last assignment to construct a deadly weapon for a mysterious contact. But when he pursues a relationship with a beautiful local woman, he may be tempting fate by stepping out of the shadows. Jack soon finds himself in an escalating battle to escape from his secretive past, in the film critics are calling “4 Stars! Riveting and irresistible!” (Joe Neumaier, NY Daily News)

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: As beautifully shot as it is emotionally restrained, The American is an unusually divisive spy thriller -- and one that rests on an unusually subdued performance from George Clooney.
Reviews
Time Out
Dave Calhoun
Fresh

At its best, the film's silence and unrevealing mood of observation remind you of 'The Passenger'...

June 22, 2017
Film.com
Jonathan F. Richards
Rotten

This movie is so serious about its pretensions that none of it makes any sense.

June 22, 2017
indieWire
Eric Kohn
Fresh

A textbook thriller...The excitement of the movie comes from its technical polish.

June 22, 2017
Washington Post
Ann Hornaday
Rotten

While cinema-lovers can cheer a director willing to buck the fashion for sensory overload, The Ame...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Taut, mature drama examines the life of a lone assassin.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this slow-paced, suspenseful drama focuses on an assassin for hire (played by George Clooney), but it's neither an action film nor a thriller. It has some intense gunfights, but the real "action" is watching the quiet life of a lonely mercenary who longs for human connection but is always looking over his shoulder in fear. A few scenes include smoking and drinking, and there's a good deal of nudity (including full-frontal female) and some explicit sex. Teens expecting a violent spy film might be disappointed (and even bored), but more mature viewers may appreciate this intimate look at a solitary life spent on the run.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:September 1, 2010
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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