The American

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    Spoiler alert !!

    This is an art film that has been unfortunately been marketed as an action movie ,so many will leave the theater disappointed.

    Actually it is a cold hard look at the cold hard world of an professional assassin .

    It starts with George Clooney ( the assassin ) taking a vacation with a girlfriend in sweden , but he is hunted down by his enemies here too ,and has to shoot them .But his girlfriend too has seen this ,and he has to shoot her too ,so that no-one who saw this killing is left alive.........

    ...........And poof !! goes also any sympathy you may want to feel about Clooney's character ( right from the beginning of the movie itself ).......what sympathy are you going to feel about a man who shot dead his innocent lover ??

    ............But thats exactly the way the director wants it..........to get the audience to know how it is to be an assassin in real life..........

    This life has no thrills ,no excitement ,no fun ,no james bond like lifestyle......

    Instead ,its a brutal ,long ,unforgiving fight for survival against enemies who want revenge .........death is constantly round the corner ,and the wait for death is as taut as it gets........

    There is no practically no music to the movie .........yet the silence is enough to convey the grim tension that Clooney has to live under.

    His handler sends him to Italy to escape from his enemies.......but the life of tension is too much for Clooney ......he wants a way out of this business......

    But is there a way ever out of this business ??........His handler asks him to do one last job ........to make a very quiet weapon for a stunningly beautiful woman..........But what Clooney does not know is that he is crafting his own noose........as the weapon is meant to kill him.......

    George Clooney emerges as a man who wants to remain aloof from everyone in this movie ........as those who come close to him also come close to death.......

    ......And yet , even though he speaks very few words ,he conveys the desire that everyone feels for companionship..........in the end he falls for a beautiful prostitute.........but its far too late..........

    George has delivered a quiet but superb performance in the movie........watch the scene in which he catches the priest who wants him to confess off guard ,and makes him confess his own sins.

    But this strictly is for art-movie parallel cinema lovers........dont expect any thrills........
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  3. plugwater

    plugwater Elite Member Elite Member

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    Since its a new movie and most of us have not seen it please put a warning sign that the post has spoilers :)
     

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