The American (2010)

The American (2010) (2 Out of 5 Graves)

The opening scene to this movie held so much promise. A gun for hire willing to do anything to keep his cover from being discovered.

Then it just kind of slipped away.  If you edited out the forlorn looks into the middle distance the movie would have been an hour long instead of an hour forty-five.

George Clooney is intense as Jack, but the story around him fails to provide enough real interaction or action at all.  The plot is easy to figure out, and what was meant to be twists in the road are just expected route changes for the genre at this point.

Sorry to be blunt, but the Art House ending really blew.