Wednesday, 22 June 2011
The American Review
Clooney does give a decent performance. He is a professional and a good actor after all. But I think the director and writer may have been on a large dose of valium for this one. All it really is is Clooney brooding and walking around. What little dialogue there is is unintelligible and bounces from Italian to English and back too much. Any character development stalls before it gets going. For example, the priest is completely unnecessary.
If you want to watch George Clooney, watch either O, Brother, Where Art Thou? or Ocean's 11. If you want international intrigue, the Bourne movies or even the Statement will do. But, whatever you do, do not watch this movie unless you are having trouble sleeping.