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The American

(2010)

Rated R for violence, sexual content and nudity.

R In Theaters 09/1/2010 , 107min.
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Viewer Score
55%
Viewer score based on 738 ratings
61%
Critic score based on 36 reviews

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September 10, 2011
gloriagwl
Very few redeeming qualities.
September 04, 2011
jd3do
Worst movie ever. Dont waste your money.
August 16, 2011
benelli777
The worst movie that I had ever had to sit through... shocked at how bad this was!! What was Clooney thinking? Guess the sex scenes drew him to the part!
May 16, 2011
icybrez
Dumbest stupidest movie I ever in all my life saw. My love for George has died.
March 03, 2011
AM0246
Too hard to figure out the reason for the assignations.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

A.O. Scott
The New York Times
It is a reasonably skillful exercise in genre and style, a well-made vessel containing nothing in particular, though some of its features - European setting, slow pacing, full-frontal female nudity - are more evocative of the art house than of the multiplex. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
It does for hit men what "Up in the Air" did for frequent-flying corporate terminators, minus the comic tang. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
An action thriller that adamantly refuses to deliver action or thrills, instead engaging in a brand of arty, self-conscious formalism rarely seen outside repertory theaters or cinema-studies classrooms. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
The American is a very . . . patient movie, the inverse of an action thriller to an almost comic degree. With Clooney it's an interesting project. Without him, it would simply be boring. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
Heavyhearted without being heavy-handed, Corbijn's lyrical movie is about a man who has built his own cell and become his own jailer. Full Review
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