The American

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  105 min.
Release Date: September 1, 2010
DVD: December 28, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 2.30
based on 752 votes and 269 reviews
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Cast: George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Violante Placido


As an assassin, Jack (George Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. While there, Jack takes an assignment to construct a weapon for a mysterious contact, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten).

Savoring the peaceful quietude he finds in the mountains of Abruzzo, Jack accepts the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues a torrid liaison with a beautiful woman, Clara (Violante Placido). Jack and Clara's time together evolves into a romance, one seemingly free of danger. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.

Director: Anton Corbijn
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Anne Carey, George Clooney, Grant Heslov
Screenplay: Rowan Joffe
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  • 2 stars "Boring"
  • 5 stars "Superior entertainment; Clooney is outstanding!"
  • 1 star "Worst movie ever, no plot, it's a movie about nothing."