So, given the box office totals, the new Clooney "thriller" was a successful bait-and-switch, drawing crowds of mainstream moviegoers into a film as slow as honey. Many of those folks were no doubt ready to claw their eyes out; I, of course, thought the whole thing was pretty superb.
My full review of "The American" (which, apologies, reiterates some of that bait-and-switch chatter) is now online at SouthPhllyReview.com. CLICK HERE. Keep poking around for a brief word on "Casino Jack and the United States of Money," a film that's as overstuffed as "The American" is super slim.