The American Reviews

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February 7, 2018
The American doesn't set out to be anything other than a twisty, deliberate film that relies on suspense and paranoia more than car chases and gunplay. The problem is that even on its own artsy terms, the film falls apart long before the end.
November 29, 2010
At its best, the film's silence and unrevealing mood of observation remind you of 'The Passenger' or Paulo Sorrentino's 'Consequences of Love'...
September 21, 2010
This movie is so serious about its pretensions that none of it makes any sense.
September 7, 2010
A textbook thriller...The excitement of the movie comes from its technical polish.
September 3, 2010
While cinema-lovers can cheer a director willing to buck the fashion for sensory overload, The American can't rightly be called a success.
September 3, 2010
The good news, though, is that eventually The American does get to where it wants to be, and becomes a rather improbably but genuinely moving story.
March 1, 2019
Whilst the ending exposes the purpose of his last job and hits the intended target with a bulls eye accuracy, I'm afraid that it's a little too late to care when everything comes to a disastrous end.
November 5, 2018
The American is a film in which nothing happens for approximately 110 minutes. For long periods, you could be forgiven for thinking that you had walked into an extended perfume or clothes commercial.
August 30, 2018
This is a western wrapped up in an Abruzzo tourism brochure, but that's OK. I now know it's my favourite kind of cowboy film.
July 10, 2018
The American is in fact a double-stunner - a retro-ish Euro-espionage thriller that's written, acted and directed as if it were still 1974.
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