Pinhole Movie Reviews


The American by Thomas
July 28, 2014, 6:35 am
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George Clooney plays a lonely assassin who must hide out in the Italian countryside and prepare for one last job.  An homage to Sergio Leone — without the grit or intensity of Leone’s films — the movie feels stylish but hollow. The plot is predictable and the gunfighter character (he even falls for a prostitute with a heart of gold!) is borrowed from better Westerns.  Still, Clooney does a reasonable job of being grim and tortured, and there’s a bumptious old priest who provides much needed comic relief.  Watchable.

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The American

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I feel you all the way on this! I wanted to like this movie mostly because of its Italian setting and the setup, but it’s really just a little too silly and a little too shallow.

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