Anton Corbijn's stylish thriller The American (with George Clooney rocking the title role) hits screens tomorrow, which means film reveiws hit the newstands (virtual and analog alike) tonight. We are thrilled to see that one of our favorite critics, Roger Ebert, gave the film four stars. Read the review, but here is a taste from the first paragraph:
The American allows George Clooney to play a man as starkly defined as a samurai. His fatal flaw, as it must be for any samurai, is love. Other than that, the American is perfect: Sealed, impervious and expert, with a focus so narrow it is defined only by his skills and his master. 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.