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Wrath of Man Review ' It’s entertaining, it’s dark, & it’s typical Guy Ritchie! So I dug the hell out of it!'

A Most Wanted Man Review: Dark and Brooding Bow for Hoffman

Read on to learn whether this spy thriller is a slow burn or a flame out. Chances are you never would have seen or heard of A Most Wanted Man , had its lead Phillip Seymour Hoffman not tragically died of an overdose earlier in the year. While those details and later worse news about his supplier status went public, there's been a dark cloud hanging over its release. But, that doesn't mean you shouldn't see the last leading performance by one of the best Hollywood ever produced. In the world of post-9/11 spycraft, the German Gunter (Hoffman) runs a secret team to root out terrorist groups throughout Germany. Although he's been effective in the field, a recent op has left his reputation stained with few answers from his bosses. But he doesn't have time to dwell, as news surfaces of a new source of Islamic charitable contributions that are linked to a terrorist organization based in Hamburg. At the center is the Chechin Muslim Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobr

"The American" Movie Review By Windy City Gal

THE AMERICAN Movie Review Review by Windy City Gal  (aka @ rosenfie ) " The American ", directed by Anton Corbijn and starring George Clooney , is the story of a skilled, yet aged assassin, Jack, who is physically and mentally tired of a lonely life on the run. In the opening of this thriller, Jack's dedication to his job is made evident to the audience in a gasp-worthy moment.  After being nearly shot in Sweden, Jack heads back to Italy to determine how he was discovered.  Being in a line of trust-no one work, he disregards instructions from the head of his assassin squad and heads off to a little Italian village to finish his last job.   During his stay in the village, Jack has various personal and professional encounters.  He comes to befriend a priest (as much as an assassin can befriend someone, let alone a priest), fraternizes with a prostitute and deals with his client while outrunning the Swedes who have followed him back to Italy.  All a day in the life f

George Clooney Is "The American"

George Clooney Is "The American" George Clooney is The American .  Focus Features released the trailer for the upcoming film today over on Yahoo. Alone among assassins, Jack (George Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Larry (Bruce Altman) that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde (Thekla Reuten), is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto (Paolo Bonacelli) and pursues romance with local woman Clara (Violante Placido). But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. The American opens September 1st, 2010 Please Leave A Comment-