Thursday, July 2, 2009

The International - DVD Review


Starring Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen and Brian F. O'Byrne. Directed by Tom Tykwer.

This paranoid thriller might have been more enjoyable for me if the final 30 seconds of the movie weren't in the trailer. As is, it's an adequate time-killer, but with banks falling apart left and right all over the globe, its premise of an all-powerful bank murdering its competitors is a bit too preposterous to take seriously. Certain scenes, though, would have really cool flourishes to them, or crisp editing, and I'd think "Oh yeah, Tom Tykwer's directing."

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