• The Quiet American (2002)

The Quiet American

Release Date: 2002

DVD Release Date: July 29th, 2003

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

From the classic novel by Graham Greene comes a murder mystery centered on a love triangle set against the French Indochina War in Vietnam, circa 1952. It's the story of a veteran English journalist (Michael Caine), a young American (Brendan Fraser), and a beautiful Vietnamese woman caught between them. This is a world where nothing is what it seems -- suffused with opium, intrigue, and betrayal.

Cast: Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Tzi Ma, Robert Stanton, Holmes Osborne, Pham Thi Mai Hoa, Quang Hai

Director: Phillip Noyce

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Saga, Mirage Enterprises, Pacifica Film

Keywords: Friend, Love, Rivalry, Soldier, Revenge, Emotional, Love triangle, Bar, Suspenseful, Death, 1950s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Noyce's movie pares away the novel's meditations on the futility of war and the importance of religion. It retains the book's thoughtful blending of psychological and moral issues. show more

  • 100
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    An instant classic and a dramatic beauty, a film that gets us to the core of Greene's chilly, dark and romantic view of the post-war world. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It is a film with a political point of view, but often its characters lose sight of that, in their fascination with each other and with the girl. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama