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George Clooney is the American Movie Review

George Clooney is the American Movie Review

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Published by Craig Forgrave
George Clooney is The American hiding from inept Swedish assassins in Italy, home of the most wonderful hills we’ve seen in movies this year, courtesy of Italian actress Violante Placido. Oh yes, if you’re a big Clooney fan, you may have to make up your own ending.
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George Clooney is The American hiding from inept Swedish assassins in Italy, home of the most wonderful hills we’ve seen in movies this year, courtesy of Italian actress Violante Placido. Oh yes, if you’re a big Clooney fan, you may have to make up your own ending.
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Published by: Craig Forgrave on Sep 02, 2010
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MarketBOB'sMovieReview
The AmericanMovie Review
© 20
10 by Sportscar Projects Ltd.
 
The American
 Sept. 1, 2010
George Clooney is
The American 
hiding frominept Swedish assassins in Italy, home of the most
wonderful hills we’ve seen in movies this year,
courtesy of Italian actress Violante Placido. Oh
yes, if you’re a big Cloo
ney fan, you may have tomake up your own ending.One Word Movie Review: Okay
The American 
is George Clooneymoodily wandering thecobblestones in this Ingmar Bergman-esque spaghetti westernassassin retirement film. Set in
Sweden and Italy’s hilltop vil
lagesof Castelvecchio, Castel Del Monte and
Sulmona, the story of George’s last few days
on the job as a hired killer/gunsmith is told inloving facial close-up, birds-eye panoramasand short focus windows and mirrors which,no doubt, attempt to show the troubled soulof a man who kills for money but to whom we
should care about. We need these “artsy”
camera shots because there is precious littledialogue to explain what the hell is going on.The American is very European-stylestorytelling. There is a car/scooter chase,
 
full-frontal female nudity (sorry, no shots of 
Clooney’s aging butt but plenty of ViolantePlacido’s marvelous Italian “hills”) and
homage to Sergio Leone
’s
One Upon a Time in the West 
and
Fred Zinnemann’s
Day of the Jackal 
.George plays a minimalist killer, in the Clint
Eastwood vein of “a man with no name andfew words”. George says little, but does toss
around many names for himself like Jack,
Edward and Mr. Butterfly. He’s a jumpy guy,
holed up in these small towns because anangry mob of Swedish assassins are out to
get him. We don’t know why. Lucky for 
George (forget his other names, this isClooney all the way), the Swedes are theworst killers on the continent. George evenchases one down while riding a Vespa in thedark, shooting and steering the thing aroundcobbled streets. Yeah, right.George orders coffee about fifty times in thismovie, from several cafes he uses to meethis fellow assassins, hookers and partners.He also walks up about five hundred stairs,as these towns have narrow streets onlywide enough for pedestrians and one scooter which arrives at the most opportunistic times.Having stayed in such towns, the noise of these damn scooters would make anyone an

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George was very good in the movie and I like his role he played:)))
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