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The American

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When an assignment in Sweden ends badly, master assassin Jack (George Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside with the intention of remaining anonymous. But troubles arise when he seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara.
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Examiner.com
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September 23, 2012

The filmmakers seem to have forgotten that it takes more than a brooding assassin to engage the audience for the full runtime of the film. Moreover, if that character isn't involved in an interesting narrative, they'll have even less reason to care.
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We Got This Covered
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November 11, 2013

Outstanding cinematography and score and excellent acting make for a remarkable movie. The American is a must-see.
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indieWire

September 07, 2010

A textbook thriller...The excitement of the movie comes from its technical polish.
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Cinema Sight
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August 15, 2011

It may not be the fast-paced assassin thriller you might expect, but it benefits more from that than anything else.
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Washington Post

September 03, 2010

While cinema-lovers can cheer a director willing to buck the fashion for sensory overload, The American can't rightly be called a success.
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Philadelphia Weekly

April 28, 2015

A lush canvas of verdant riverbanks and dim, foreboding streets at night. The anxious stillness gets under your skin.
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Time Out
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November 29, 2010

At its best, the film's silence and unrevealing mood of observation remind you of 'The Passenger' or Paulo Sorrentino's 'Consequences of Love'...
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TheMovieReport.com
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October 13, 2013

That the film through these slow, poetic paces remains engrossing, engaging, and ultimately oddly affecting is a testament to Clooney's terrific performance.
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MSN Movies
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September 03, 2010

The good news, though, is that eventually The American does get to where it wants to be, and becomes a rather improbably but genuinely moving story.
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Big Hollywood
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January 05, 2013

George Clooney delivers a strong but subdued performance in this slow-paced character study.
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Film.com

September 21, 2010

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

September 03, 2010

If you're expecting a star-propelled thriller with the usual bob, weave and one-two punch, this isn't your ticket.
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