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Wednesday, 20 October 2010 03:46

The American

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Movie poster for The American starring George Clooney

 The American starring George Clooney is attractive to look at…and that’s about it. The plot deals with an assassin/weapon maker who wants to get out of the game (following a taut opening sequence that leads us to expect more from the movie). 

 Alas, he cannot leave this nasty business without angering his shadowy employer (don’t these hit men ever watch movies about other hit men). So we get a series of scenes set in Italy, with Clooney being taciturn, suspicious, pensive—all with little meaningful interaction with others (don’t get me wrong,-the movie thinks it’s meaningful, but it really isn’t). I looked at my watch a lot, but the time didn’t move any faster.

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Mike Peros

Mike Peros is an author whose new book, DAN DURYEA - HEEL WITH A HEART, the first biography of classic Hollywood's iconic villain, was recently published by the University Press of Mississippi.  He is  also an educator with a passion for movies ever since he saw John Wayne riding toward the bad guys, reins between his teeth, in TRUE GRIT.  Some of his favorite films include THE BAND WAGON, THE WILD BUNCH, OUT OF THE PAST, THE SILENT PARTNER, IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER ( a great musical--if you're a Gene Kelly fan, what are you waiting for?), and KONGA with the great Michael Gough.

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