The American

The American
The American
  • R
  • 1h 44m
  • 2010
Fresh65%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
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

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh65%
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
More on Rotten Tomatoes

Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Details
Positive Role Models
Details
Violence
Details
Sex
Details
Language
Details
Consumerism
Details
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Details
More on Common Sense Media

Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller
  • Release Date:September 1, 2010
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
Resolution, color and audio quality may vary based on your device, browser and internet connection.Learn More

New Releases

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
CANDYMAN
Emanuel
Sweetheart
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
The Lion King
Toy Story 4
Wonder Woman: Bloodlines
The Art of Self-Defense
The Death and Return of Superman