Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Review: The American

George Clooney, height of the A-List, meets director Anton Corbijn (who we love for his work on Ian Curtis biopic Control) and the result is moody, meditative thriller The American.  Though it boasts the Ocean's series' leading man and dominated at the box office this past weekend, The American owes less to your standard Bourne fare, more to Jim Jarmusch's Limits of Control, or, maybe the clockwork tensions of Blow-Up.  Corbijn has built a blockbuster out of an art house drama; the construction is flawless, but the payoff, for many, will be slightly less than rewarding...

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