The American

(Movie review)

Rated: 18
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Runtime: 1 hour 45 minutes (if uncensored)
Director: Anton Corbijn
Cast: Bruce Altman, George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelliand, Thekla Reuten

Based of a novel entitled “A Very Private Gentleman”. Enter Jack, an assassin who flees to Rome after an incident in Sweden. He wishes to quit but he has to accept one last job before he could “get out”. A job that does not require him to pull the trigger. The main focus of the story, however, is not about his last assignment. Instead, it’s about how he has to live his life in loneliness, fear and regret.

George Clooney was required to portray a very quiet, reserved and sad professional killer and he did exactly just that. A good performance by him but the film is extremely boring. I understand what the film is about and what the message is but it’s just not enjoyable, nor is it even satisfying at the end. Judging by the pace and mood of the movie, anyone could’ve guessed that the ending wouldn’t be a happy one.

Verdict: Dull, slow-paced and although it’s well filmed, it’s not inspiring. It’s not entirely purposeless but it’s a waste of time watching.

What did I learn from this movie? George Clooney can do push-ups, pull-ups and he can even suck his own dick.

Rating: 1.5 / 5

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Tan Jia Yeen of eggiejiayeen.blogspot

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