• The International (2009)

The International

Release Date: February 13th, 2009

DVD Release Date: June 9th, 2009

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) joins forces with New York prosecutor Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) to put an end to a powerful bank's funding of terrorism. As they follow the money from Germany to Italy to New York to Turkey, Salinger and Whitman find their own lives are at risk from those who will stop at nothing to protect their interests.

Cast: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, Brian F. O'Byrne, Michel Voletti, Patrick Baladi, Jay Villiers

Director: Tom Tykwer

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: Atlas Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: New York City, Murder, Pursuit, Gripping, Investigation, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Punctuated with bursts of explosive energy, this is a contained, cerebral film. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Motion is in copious supply -- a frenzied shootout at Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum grows interminable -- but the workings of the abstract plot are unfathomable, the characters are unpleasant and a couple of assassinations leave us as cold as the corpses. show more

  • 70
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Tykwer being something of an architecture freak, controlling Third World debt also requires a trip to the rooftops of Istanbul, to Zaha Hadid's BMW factory, and to Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum in Berlin. All great fun in a story that's more kinetic than compelling. show more

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