Although the title is confounding and perhaps the movie’s worst misstep, it’s Byrne’s digitized and stilted delivery that earns the biggest laughs.
From Stanley Farb, Somerset, NJ:
My wife and I have long been fans and followers of your advice. We are almost agree with your film commentary. But I must take exception with your praise for "The American." With your review and George Clooney's acting/directing, we were expecting a quality film. Aside from the scenery and the nudity, this film, IMHO, was abysmal. A slow, plodding story (I hesitate to glorify it with the word plot ) with almost no significant dialogue, and such improbable scenarios as assemblage of a high quality, precision weapon with a few crude tools and some used car parts added to our disappointment.
Our bleak view was endorsed by a number of other patrons as we left the theatre. I shall continue to follow your advice, but I felt compelled to express my divergent view on this film.
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A tribute to Robert Forster.
If this movie wasn’t so dumb, I would have probably found all of this offensive.
A short film about two friends trying to get through a period of loss.