I agree with many that this film is, perhaps a bit slow to start off, but then, that's what corruption and the greed it stems from are... insidious. This was seen very clearly in the Karen character...Anything...ANYTHING to hang on to the status she has worked so hard (one gets the feeling) and given up so much (ditto) for! Clooney is alswyas "watchable" and gives an excellent performance here. No, it's true that this is not a fast paced movie like, say, Die Hard or other action movies and perhaps that is what troubles some of the reviewers have with it. But, as they say, "still waters run deep"-here, much deeper than any action flick because, horrible as the all out carnage of the "shoot 'em up" action movie, the cold precision and complete indifference of the professional hit and the impartiality of those who order it is chilling and even...evil. Worth your time if you don't mind there not being any blood and gore.