Movie Review: The American
Prinz Lee wrote this review 5 years ago
I like George Clooney. It’s not just because he’s had the balls to call Democrats pussies, but because he’s an actor that’s made interesting choices. I don’t know if I can say he’s been the type of person that’s brought millions of asses into a theatre, however, this man’s been able to hold his own on both ends of the spectrum – humanitarian and artistically – from awareness in Darfur, Sudan all through unique pieces like “Syriana,” “The Men Who Stare At Goats” and the “Oceans” series, this man always manages to stand out and leave a mark. Could it be the combo between women who moisten up at the sight of his hypnotic Silver Fox appeal and men admiring his style so much, they go to his movies in order to replicate his moves that complies his fame and fortune? No one will ever know, but truth is as many women masturbate at his sight and men present a cheap carbon-copy of his image, the name and engraved presence of George Clooney will remain as a HOLLYWOOD “icon” for years to come.
It’s going to be interesting to see how “The American” does at the box-office. This film has had close to zero marketing and to be honest, aside from its trailer and whatever publicity George has been doing, it really hasn’t made a lot of noise. Other than a hard-core horny Clooney fan or film buff – like myself, I don’t really see anyone else attending this film. I mean maybe… maybe the title alone will draw a huge portion of scary patriots like the Tea Party members, the state of Arizona and everyone over at FOX News. Since they’re “real Americans,” I’m sure this title gets their balls and tits bursting in outrage to see a film which I’m sure will wind up totally different than what most of these “real Americans” expect.
Jack (Clooney) ventures out into a country seeking not only refuge, but contemplating his last assignment… Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman and hit-mat. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Reuten), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate.
Overall, it’s an acquired taste if I had to sum it up! I will be honest and say if you’re expecting a full-blown action packed film – don’t! “The American” is a slow film which is actually beautifully shot, interestingly cut, however, pretty much rides on a single note. I wouldn’t say flat-line, but a lot of the film really takes you on a subtle tour of Italy – serious! Very little dialog and a questionable ending, however, each scene ties in with each other and there ARE scenes with some gun-play, intense moments and Clooney thrusting his hips as he’s banging throughout the film. There were moments where I actually felt I was watching soft porn… One thing I will say... this film is full of eye-candy for the guys. A good portion of T&A to keep you seated and drooling – YUM!
In the end it’s up to you if you’d like to check out this film or not. You can’t say I didn’t warn you!