They control your money. They control your government. They control your life. And everybody pays.
Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, Brian F. O'Byrne, Michel Voletti, Patrick Baladi
|Music||Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Relativity Media, Atlas Entertainment, Mosaic Media Group, Papillon Productions, Rose Line Productions, Siebte Babelsberg Film, Studio Babelsberg, X-Filme Creative Pool|
|Language||Fairly infrequent and mild|
|Violence||Infrequent and moderate within context|
|Comments||Complex and mature theme of political assassination, espionage, murder, corruption.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Ebrahim Moolla With a little more focus on the execution it just might have had you sniffing the air for a whiff of arsenic when you're having coffee with the bank manager.
Richard Mowe In the current financial climate, Tom Twyer’s banking thriller should have struck all kinds of chords of recognition, but sadly it fails to hit its targets and, with a lackluster script, falls into the groove of a conventional action story—albeit with some contemporary resonances. A hard-working cast give it their all, especially Clive Owen’s Interpol agent.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Jason Anderson The result is more like a perplexing and pretentious variation on the Bourne movies; one that not even the wanton destruction of video-art installations by machine-gun-toting baddies can really enliven.
Peter Travers The International, a decent thriller that should have been dazzling, is nothing if not topical. And sexy, too, thanks to the star presence of intrepid Clive Owen.
C. Fuchs While there's a decent array of other action in the film (that thankfully targets adult viewers rather than teenagers), the shootout among the spiraling ramps and open atrium is a testament to how exciting film can still be. It doesn't make The International a great offering, but it certainly will keep the pic, or at least that one scene, in the collective consciousness of moviegoers for some time to come.
Tomatometer The International boasts some electric action sequences and picturesque locales, but is undone by its preposterous plot.
What the People say
6981 Netizens Worth a theater ticket
Average .. 53%