The American

The American

2.9 81 Ratings

Directed by : Anton Corbijn

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plot

An assassin, Jack is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends harshly, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde. Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues a torrid liaison w...more

Verdict

“A slow paced action movie. Clooney fans should wait till the DVD release.”

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"Aisa-Sin" kiya hai..

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According to me, thrillers should be quick paced, full of action and have a heart racing background score to keep you on the edge of your seat. The American fails in all three of these qualities. Although, the story is very unique and appealing the pace of the movie is so slow that the viewer might end up sleeping in between portions just to wake up and notice that he has not missed much.

Jack(George Clooney) is an assasin who also masters in the art of making customized guns. After being attacked by the swedish who want to kill him, he flees to Rome. His boss sets him up for a new job in Rome, that of Supplying a custom sniper rifle to a woman name Mathilda (Thekla Reuten). Amongst the gun making and laying low from the swedish, Jack falls in love with a prostitute, Clara (Violante Placido). When Jack comes face to face with another encounter with the swedish, he starts suspecting everyone around him. In the end he does complete the gun and deliver it to Mathilda, but a terrefic twist in the end, which reveals Mathilda's target, will leave you in gasps.

Acting wise George Clooney has depicted his emotions very well. He is totally believable as the spy cum assasin character. The women Thekla Reuten and Violante Placido are good in there parts.

The core story of this movie is very appealing but I must say it does not receive justice in the way it has been told. Screenplay writer Rowan Joffe and director Anton Corbjin miss a trick or two. At times the movie gets excruciatingly slow and silent which might put you to sleep.

Rating: Watch it on DVD/ satellite TV