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The American, 2010

The American
Directed by: Anton Corbijn
Written by: Martin Booth, Rowan Joffe
Language:  English, Italian
Country:  USA
Runtime:  105 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of The American is gloomy, stylized, and tense. The plot centers around an assassination, betrayal, and deadly occurences. It is an independent and thriller movie. In approach, The American is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. It takes place, at least partly, in the countryside and in a small town. The American is set in Italy. It happens in contemporary times. It is based on a book. Note that The American includes nudity, sexual content, and violent content.

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Based on the Rowan Joffe-scripted adaptation of the Martin Booth novel A Very Private Gentleman, Jack... more

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Language: English, Italian
Country: USA
Release date: 1 September 2010
Runtime: 105 min

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George Clooney George Clooney As Jack
Thekla Reuten Thekla Reuten As Mathilde
Bruce Altman Bruce Altman As Larry
Paolo Bonacelli Paolo Bonacelli As Father Benedetto
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A lame attempt at imitating Le Samourai
Jean Pierre Melville, the director of Le Samourai stated that action is the enemy of suspense, it releases tension, instead of building it. Anton Corbijn, the director of The American took notice to this statement, and secluding two scenes there...
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28.October.2010 |  by: barak gilon
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OMG
What did I just see????I love Clooney. BUT that was the worst movie I have ever seen
12.September.2010 |  by: beav
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Great!
This thrilling movie involves a priest, a hitman and a pretty woman. Even though it sounds like the beginning of a joke, it's actually quite good. It maintains high tension all along the film and doesn't fall to clichés.
06.September.2010 |  by: indi
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Liked it!
Since E.R. I didn't really enjoy any of Clooney's films, but this one I liked! It's a story about an assassin hidin in Italy and Clooney did a wonderful job.
06.September.2010 |  by: meirav
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