The American

The American

DVD - 2010
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After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack 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.

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eliberg
Jun 20, 2016

I found this movie looking for The Americans series my sister told me about. I hadn't heard of this movie before, so I wanted to know more as the cover looked intriguing (somewhat). After reading the reviews/opinions, I must watch this movie because the opinions are all over the place.

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surrey10149
Apr 13, 2016

Total waste of time !! Terrible writing, no plot,.....acting..... mediocre, at best ..... Big disapointment. Big frown-fest...from beginning to end .

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LauraSteinert
Nov 26, 2015

The director/writer/editor couldn't decide if this was an "art" movie or a thriller. Clooney is clearly still in love with himself so we see gratuitous sex scenes and two of his workouts--in case you needed to be sure he is still buff. Although the "artsy" parts drag, and the extended views of women's' breasts get downright boring, it isn't a bad movie for a rainy afternoon.

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sallyneary
Oct 12, 2015

Well, it's a crime thriller, or maybe spy thriller--I can't tell because it is unclear. Lovely locations and I can tell that I am supposed to feel something by the end but I was just relieved that it was done. Not bad, but dull.

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THX317
Sep 05, 2015

A very under-appreciated film. It's not a chatty picture. It requires the viewer's undivided attention.

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clenardc
Jun 20, 2015

Loved this movie can't wait to watch it again. Worth a watch.

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0cho
Dec 01, 2014

This is an awful movie. Boring, boring, boring. The first 5 minutes is all the action you are going to see in this movie.

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frishta
Sep 26, 2014

Not Clooney's best but worth watching. I fast-forwarded through the sex--I don't believe rough sex=love.

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MadisonParkMilo
Feb 01, 2014

While I am finally getting used to George Clooney only being in movies that HE is always the emphasis, I have to admit he is good at "dark drama" movies. I did not appreciate glamorizing the life of an Italian prostitute much less the liklihood one would ever fare as well as she does in the movie. Even the thought that some young woman would even think it is an alternative in life is revolting at best.

aaa5756 Nov 17, 2013

This wasn't the worst movie I've ever seen, it is far from being good. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way. Just another shootem up bangem up move. Very predictable.

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aaa5756 Nov 17, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

aaa5756 Nov 17, 2013

"Respect is for the dead, the living knead dough." Archie Bunker

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Monolith
Mar 19, 2012

Father Benedetto (to Jack): "You cannot deny the existence of Hell. You live in it. It is a place without love."

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jessadam2
Sep 06, 2011

Again I borrow this one from the Library. It's that Placido woman. That gorgeous Italian treat. So womanly,So Beautiful,So Violante. The only kind of woman I could get at my age is one I'd have to pay for. And buying flesh ain't right. Lv. 8/30/11 @ 9:24p And a few semi veiws after.

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2011

Father Benedetto: All the sheep in my flock are dear to me. But some are dear the most. Especially those that have lost their way.

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alexandermorr
Oct 11, 2012

captivating

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jessadam2
Sep 06, 2011

A kind of sad story set in Beautiful Italy. With some beautiful scenery including the beautiful Violante Placido. Aaaaaah! That's Amore'.

cristrez Jun 02, 2011

not recommended; very boring, slow and pointless

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bdls206
Mar 25, 2011

An assassin hides out in Italy for one last assignment.

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Sexual Content: This movie has sexual content.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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