George Clooney, Johan Leysen, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido
|Screenplay||Rowan Joffe, from the novel by Martin Booth|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Focus Features, Greenlit Rights, Smoke House, This Is That Productions|
|Nudity||Frequent, strong, full frontal female nudity in sexual context|
|Sex||Strong, fairly frequent, intense, includes nudity and breast fondling and kissing|
|Violence||Fairly frequent, bloody, graphic, gory|
|Comments||Menace and suspense are frequent.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer Script eclipses star's brilliance
Mariana Malan Clooney skaflik, maar pas is traag
Pam Grady Too predictable to be saved by Clooney's abs.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The film ends like a clockwork mechanism arriving at its final, clarifying tick.
T. Durgin This is one that's going to linger in the memory for a while.
Tomatometer As beautifully shot as it is emotionally restrained, The American is an unusually divisive spy thriller -- and one that rests on an unusually subdued performance from George Clooney.
What the People say
11688 Netizens Inside the character's mind.
Average .. 57%