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The International Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011
Take away the Guggenheim shootout and we've at least got Clive Owen at half throttle. Take away Owen and there's nothing left but the tired old mystic cabal of sadistic sorcerers.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 5, 2010 exceptional thriller that's consistently elevated by the uniformly superb performances and Tom Tykwer's subdued yet stylish directorial choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
William Goss
December 17, 2009
A thankfully, skillfully mature effort by Tykwer to produce a proper thriller for adults, one even lent a little extra resonance by our currently cash-strapped times.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
September 18, 2009
Think of it as the cinematic equivalent of a chunky paperback thriller that gets you through a week-long holiday.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 26, 2009
It's not a bad thriller, but it's dispiriting to see the gifted Tykwer doing the Ridley Scott fandango
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
July 16, 2009
The International packs handsome leads and exotic scenery - so why doesn't the film click with audiences like it should?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 20, 2009
Tykwer demonstra conhecer as convenções básicas do gênero espionagem ao trazer uma atmosfera de intriga internacional à narrativa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
June 16, 2009
[Plays] itself as a mystery/thriller with something profound to say at the end, when we've pretty much heard a lot of this already.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Prairie Miller
June 5, 2009
Naomi and Clive burrow into the swanky sewage of global conspiracies by capitalist assassins and devious suits, in league with diversifying mobsters worldwide. Sobering details effectively spiced up, and with leading man libidos firmly in check.
May 31, 2009
See it for Owen's trademarked thinking cap and glower, the Guggenheim, the score, and the smugness of knowing first-hand that banks are actually much, much stupider than any movie could ever predict. Check it out, it's a fun time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
As far as stimulus packages go, The International fizzles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Bloomer
Paste Magazine
April 7, 2009
It's helpful to keep in mind that any movie about the evils of corporate culture that's backed by a Hollywood studio has an inescapable identity crisis.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
March 22, 2009
Emfanos aposteiromenos gia to proto toy taksidi sto Hollywood, o Tom Tykwer afinei ton Frank Griebe, ton fotografo toy ap' tin epohi toy Trekse, Lola, Trekse (1998), na bgalei oli ti doyleia
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Weaving
March 21, 2009
A world-weary Clive Owen takes on a powerful and corrupt bank in a tough but ultimately tedious - game of cat and mouse that ranges across Europe and North America
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
March 18, 2009
...all the excitement of a corporate report combined with the liveliness of a stuffed animal.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Dan Lybarger
March 16, 2009
If you're going to make a movie about homicidal bankers, you don't get extra dividends for exaggerated body counts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Levin
Critic's Notebook
March 13, 2009
The film offers a classic example of a screenwriter boxing himself in a narrative corner from which there is no escape.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
March 8, 2009
Tom Tykwer's thriller shrewdly introduces Lou (Clive Owen) as he observes rather than acts.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
March 6, 2009
The International is strewn with wild improbability, but that hardly deters from its appeal.
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
March 6, 2009
The International is being presented as a "thriller for our times", but it's too far-fetched to be relevant. Still, it's an enjoyable yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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