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The American Reviews

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

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

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 9/10

November 11, 2013
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

October 13, 2013
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

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

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 5, 2013
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

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

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 15, 2011
Jason Best
Movie Talk

An arty Euro thriller that favours style over excitement and character over plot.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

April 11, 2011
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

suggests that we've lost everything but our desire to be better--and in the end, it lets us decide whether that's good enough.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 4, 2011
Mike Edwards
What Culture

If you want to see a carefully paced, well-designed and beautifully shot suspense-thriller that hits all of its marks, then you could do far worse than The American.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 4/5

February 1, 2011
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

... for audiences that prefer to be absorbed by films rather than exhausted by them, The American offers a rare experience.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas CityLife

January 28, 2011
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl

The camera loves Clooney, of course, but it also loves watching him building a custom rifle in his shop...

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 6/10

January 5, 2011
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View

For all of its precise direction and beautiful imagery, it's a classic genre picture, and a damn good one at that...

Full Review Source: Parallax View

December 28, 2010
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

While it feels like nothing much is happening, there's a lot going on under the surface, and a real sense of growing suspense.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 2, 2010
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

There's a lot to value, even if it drinks a little too deeply from the well of stock Euro-assassin-movie characters and situations.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 30, 2010
Nev Pierce
Empire Magazine

A muted thriller, weighed a little too obviously with existential angst. Still, sexy and tense, with a brave, bare performance from Clooney.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

November 29, 2010
Sophie Ivan
Film4

Partway between icy existentialism and retro romantic thriller, The American wants to have its cake and eat it.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

November 29, 2010
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

It purrs evenly, like the engine of a luxury automobile, with a cool, sleek satisfaction at how stylish it is. That said, it is pretty stylish...

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

November 29, 2010
Philip French
Guardian

As with watching the equally compact, detached Cary Grant, it's a great pleasure just to see the stone-faced Clooney going about his work exuding mystery and inner torment...

Full Review Source: Guardian

November 29, 2010
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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At its best, the film's silence and unrevealing mood of observation remind you of 'The Passenger' or Paulo Sorrentino's 'Consequences of Love'...

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 29, 2010
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

The greatest singular joy of The American is the fact that it's less complicated than Clooney's 2007 thriller Michael Clayton and we're never sure if George is going to explode into life.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2010
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies

Haunting and insistent, The American is one of the best films of the year.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

November 29, 2010
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times

The American is always coolly watchable, but the suspicion remains that there's rather less here than meets the eye.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

November 29, 2010
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