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November 8 2010 2 08 /11 /November /2010 22:34

The American poster

Undeniably the most boring film of 2010, and I happen to like George Clooney very much.

Viewers' ratings were good (6.7/10 on IMDB), and the synopsis was very tempting: "Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate." (source: IMDB.com)

But, come on, I don't think I got as much bored as last Saturday since I had to read Madame Bovary for class, a novel from Flaubert which is to me the most boring read I ever had the misfortune to lay my eyes upon.

The music is eerie in a bad way because it doesn't reflect either what happens or the state of mind of the main character. Action is nonexistent despite the plot, the latter being so overly déjà vu and expectable that you wonder why George Clooney accepted to star in this film in the first place.

Seriously, the worst way to spend 1 hour and 43 minutes this year.

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