I watched 'The American' on the flight home from Singapore. And I bought the dvd yesterday. A great film, and not just because you can watch George Clooney (looking more gorgeous than ever I do believe) for 105 mins!
Direction is by the Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn (he has taken photographs of the bands U2 and REM and filmed music videos for Nirvana, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, and very recently photographed the G-Star Raw campaign starring Liv Tyler - and much much more I'm sure). The filming, much of which is set in an Italian village, is wonderful.
The film has little dialogue (and some of that is Italian), but the excellent understated acting, non-action type thriller that it is, is filled with suspense and anticipation. It's a little on the art-house movie style, and not to everyone's liking, but if you fancy trying something non-blockbuster style, I'd highly recommend it. The close-ups of George (he who doesn't need a surname these days!) aren't bad either!
I won't spoil the plot for you if you haven't seen it (I've been told off for that before!). But if you have seen it ... what did you think?