The American (2010) (C)
Release Date: December 28, 2010.
"A labyrinth of seduction, secrets and suspense!"
Jake Hamilton, Fox-TV.
Academy Award winner George Clooney is The American in this sexy suspense thriller from director Anton Corbijn. After a job ends more violently than expected, Jack (Clooney) retreats to the Italian countryside and accepts one last assignment to construct a deadly weapon for a mysterious contact. But when he pursues a relationship with a beautiful local woman, he may be tempting fate by stepping out of the shadows. Jack soon finds himself in an escalating battle to escape from his secretive past in the film critics are calling "riveting and irresistible!" (Joe Neumaier, NY Daily News) -- (C) Focus Features, 2010, USA/UK.
Starring George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli.
Directed by Anton Corbijn.
Based on the novel "A Very Private Gentleman," written by Martin Booth.
Genre/Subject: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Book Adaptation.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
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