O que se diz lá fora sobre THE AMERICAN, de Anton Corbijn:
«Here is a gripping film with the focus of a Japanese drama, an impenetrable character to equal Alain Delon's in LE SAMOURAI, by Jean-Pierre Melville.»
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.
«It is a reasonably skillful exercise in genre and style, a well-made vessel containing nothing in particular, though some of its features - European setting, slow pacing, full-frontal female nudity - are more evocative of the art house than of the multiplex.»
A.O. Scott, The New York Times.
«Nothing really adds up, and the ending is downright absurd. You would like even the most austere, doctrinaire existential movie to earn its downbeat ending. This one fails utterly to do so.»
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter.
«The film is ultimately most memorable as a vehicle for George Clooney at his steeliest, playing an assassin realizing he's being targeted by his hires. This may be a Clooney movie, but it's a very European one, and that may ultimately limit box office.»
Robert Koehler, Variety.
«What redeems the movie, and then some, is the soulful weariness of Clooney's performance, which is in some ways an earthier and less glib version of the go-go axeman from UP IN THE AIR.»
Sam Adams, Salon.com.