The American


The American
The plotline's been done to death in the past but this version still manages to hold interest. Our hero is an ageing assassin and rifle maker. He wants to retire, but is given one last job to do, building a sniper rifle for a young female assassin. While doing this he becomes closely involved with a local prostitute. Naturally it's only a matter of time before two key people turn on him and he has to use all his skill and wits to stay alive...

105 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex, Nudity, Violence).
Crime, Drama.

Showtimes

That looks like a nice bird ...
That looks like a nice bird ...

Credits

Cast
George Clooney, Johan Leysen, Paolo Bonacelli, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido
Director
Anton Corbijn
ScreenplayRowan Joffe, from the novel by Martin Booth
MusicHerbert Grönemeyer
CinematographyMartin Ruhe
EditingAndrew Hulme
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2010
Produced byFocus Features, Greenlit Rights, Smoke House, This Is That Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, thriller
LanguageModerate, infrequent
NudityFrequent, strong, full frontal female nudity in sexual context
SexStrong, fairly frequent, intense, includes nudity and breast fondling and kissing
ViolenceFairly frequent, bloody, graphic, gory
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMenace and suspense are frequent.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
1
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconScript eclipses star's brilliance
5
Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote iconClooney skaflik, maar pas is traag
10
Box Office
Pam Grady quote iconToo predictable to be saved by Clooney's abs.
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe film ends like a clockwork mechanism arriving at its final, clarifying tick.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
5
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconThis is one that's going to linger in the memory for a while.
14
Metacritic.com
37 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
197 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconAs 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.
13

What the People say

Internet
11688 Netizens quote iconInside the character's mind.
13

Average .. 57%

11

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