Cinematically The American is a beautiful film. Shot on location in Italy and Sweden, it is beautiful to look at. George Clooney plays the title character, a hit man on his last job. He looks great, too, and his love interest in this movie is absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, the movie itself is tedious, even boring. It is long and drawn out – the story is thin at best. There are several back-to-back scenes with no dialogue, just George doing his thing. There’s not much character development, so we don’t even get to know these people. Rated R for violence and nudity – not George’s. Oh, well!