Sunday, May 22, 2011

"The American" [B+]

This film is about as dark and stark as they come. But it captures your attention and moves to its inevitable end like clockwork. It is stripped down, raw, and intense. It's hard to call the main character, Jack (or Edward?), the protagonist. He is cold and cruel and unbending. Yet by the end of the film, the audience has built up an affinity (affection?) for him, even though he is not that much different than when we first met him.

The American (IMDb)

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