The International (2009)Closed Captioning
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Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, Salinger and Whitman follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as their targets will stop at nothing - even murder - to continue financing terror and war.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 201
- Fresh: 119
- Rotten: 82
- Average Rating: 5.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Killer banks may be new to the movies, but there's nothing else original in this if-it's-Tuesday-this-must-be-Istanbul thriller, with its portentous globe-hopping and racing through colorful street bazaars.
Rotten: A slow road to nowhere, less clunky than The Interpreter but bogged down by its own cynicism.
Fresh: The International is strewn with wild improbability, but that hardly deters from its appeal.
Fresh: A sleek conspiracy thriller from German director Tom Tykwer.
The International Was Great In Areas And Slow In Areas
I think The International was a great film mainly because Clive Owen and the actors surrounding him acted greatly throughout the film. I enjoyed the dialouge and the special effects. There was really only one down fall to this movie but the downfall is what really makes this film either good or bad for audiences and that is that there is only really a couple of high action scenes in the movie. The first is the one where Clive Owen has this insanely awesome gun battle in a museum and the second contains a lot of dialouge but is interesting and intense and that is the scene were Clive Owen manages to kill one of the main bad guys in the film (Which doesn't really happen until the very end). I liked this film because it was interesting and the few action scenes made it flow BUT what I really didn't like about this movie is that its very slow moving in action and it takes quite awhile to get to the good parts. I wouldn't say this is a full on action packed, shoot em up bang bang movie but if your looking for a movie that you want to focus in on with a few gun shots here and there I think you will enjoy it. Overall the movie was great but could of included at least a few more action scenes then it did but the few action scenes that it did include sure make up for it in some big ways.
worth the rent
very smart ideas going on in this movie, makes you look critically at all government actions and consider some of the themes from this movie.
Despite the bad critic reviews, I thought it was very good. It's kinda like the Bourne movies.