The International Reviews

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November 18, 2011
May 6, 2011
June 11, 2009
March 6, 2009
The International is strewn with wild improbability, but that hardly deters from its appeal.
February 27, 2009
As frustrating as the story's shallowness is, this shortcoming is very nearly negated by the sheer physical pleasure of the production.
February 27, 2009
Eventually, you just let the tangled double-crossing take care of itself and enjoy the way the film defiantly bucks the contemporary thriller trend for shaky-cam coverage and lightning cuts.
February 27, 2009
This satisfyingly cynical dig at the world of high finance should please anyone with a taste for paranoid political thrillers.
February 27, 2009
Clive Owen may have lost the chance of playing 007, but he can still carry off an action movie, and proves it in this smart and handsomely made corporate conspiracy thriller from German director Tom Tykwer and first-time screenwriter Eric Singer.
February 27, 2009
Like a well-oiled thriller machine where bankers are bad guys, this is a guilty, guilty pleasure indeed.
February 27, 2009
The title of the sleekly professional The International sounds off-puttingly more like a corporate hotel than a thriller and the first half proves just as blandly businesslike.
February 27, 2009
Though The International starts decently enough, its flailing action set-pieces and dialogue such as "sometimes a man can meet his destiny on the road he took to avoid it" drag it down to a very pedestrian level.
February 23, 2009
Killer banks may be new to the movies, but there's nothing else original in this if-it's-Tuesday-this-must-be-Istanbul thriller, with its portentous globe-hopping and racing through colorful street bazaars.
February 20, 2009
There is considerable satisfaction in seeing these tyrants of high finance live up to their image as the new villains of modern cinema, but even more satisfying are Tykwer's superbly staged action set pieces.
February 17, 2009
A sleek conspiracy thriller from German director Tom Tykwer.
February 17, 2009
A slow road to nowhere, less clunky than The Interpreter but bogged down by its own cynicism.
February 17, 2009
I was really disappointed.
February 17, 2009
The sour taste of revenge is pretty sweet here.
February 14, 2009
It's betwixt and between, neither smart and understated enough to be le Carre-like nor stylish and energetic enough to be Bond-Bournian.
Top Critic
February 13, 2009
Having made a bank their villain %u2014 a bank, mind you, not a banker %u2014 director Tom Tykwer and his screenwriters have pretty firmly captured the zeitgeist.
February 13, 2009
A bad picture filled with cryptic someones going through the motions of a spy thriller.
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