THE AMERICAN (2010) with George Clooney.
Pretty solid, no frills thriller. It's not very action packed but what IS in there feels authentic, which is refreshing.
Clooney plays an assassin/arms dealer in Europe. After the opening sequences, he ends up in a small town in Italy brokering an arms job for a customer. He faces fallout from what happened in the opening sequences and also deals with some friendships/relationships that he fosters in this small town.
I like films that show the process of how things get done, and this film does a lot of that. You see Clooney doing some spycraft, and you also see him physically do things like acquire a rifle, make modifications to it, test it out...essentially, you get to see 'how the sausage gets made'. I find that stuff fascinating, and it all comes off as being 100% legit.
I also have to say, the main female in this movie is...GORGEOUS. Played by Violante Placido, she's just...wow. Too bad that we never got her as a Bond girl/woman because she would have been amazing.
Recommended if you like a slower, more deliberate kind of thriller.
Christmas Tounes wrote:
PS.. Hi to the 2002 originals who may remember me, Hardyboy and Napoleon Plural.. hope you're doing good guys. I'm looking forwaed to the Bond 25 press conference which should be coming this month. Hope Bond 25 is better than Spectre, haven't re-watched that since I saw it at the cinema on release )