I only watch it because of George Clooney, oh and because my dad forced me to see it with him. Sometimes my dad came and said, ‘c’mon let’s watch this one’ so I end up giving up.
In the aftermath of a job gone awry, an American hitman retreats to the Italian countryside, where he befriends a local priest and strikes up an unexpected romance while awaiting the details of his next assignment. Jack (George Clooney) is lucky to be alive after his Swedish assignment went sour, and he knows that it’s only a matter of time before his luck runs out. Not eager to tempt fate again, Jack arrives in a small Italian town and takes a job assembling a weapon for the mysterious Mathilde (Thekla Reuten). During this uncharacteristically peaceful interlude, Jack befriends kindly clergyman Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli), and connects with pretty local Clara (Violante Placido). But in the process of reaching out for a little human contact, Jack is making himself more vulnerable than ever. The American was adapted for the screen from the novel A Very Private Gentleman by author Martin Booth. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Though I already wanted to see the film, I wasn’t so eager to see it. Anyway the movie is boring, the story is predictable, and the performances are so so. The direction is fine, the photography is splendid, but I think this film George made it, because his girlfriend had asked him to, since all locations are in Italy.
There is no denying that Italy is beautiful, but I would prefer that George produced a documentary bout it instead of producing this film. Anyway I do not think we might get to be an OSCAR nominee but was interesting, as always, to see George Clooney.
But if you have other options, go and see something else rather than The American.