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Good mix of action/thriller,
This review is from: The International [DVD]  (DVD)
I'm possibly be a little over generous with the 4 star rating but 3 seems too low for this movie.
Clive Owen is dependable as ever as suits the role well the scruffy look works wonders for Clive in this movie. Naomi Watts provides some eye candy and can also act (which helps) Overall happy with the cast and with Armin Mueller-Stahl being very suitable for a banking type figure too.
It has to be said that there are times the plot stretches things a little (financial institution conspiracy theme- though with recent events in banking you might feel it's not far off of reality!), could also be argued the ending isn't as good as many might like.
There is a very good and quite lengthy sequence inside the Guggenheim Museum, which is both well filmed and appealing from a cinematic angle an ideal location for a "shoot out" and it worked for me.
Overall I do recommend the film as I think it's one of the better thrillers in recent times, but enough action to keep non heavy plot folks entertained as well (the story is good and requires some thinking/attention, but it's not all long boring chats either). Decent acting, good story (even if stretched a tad), moves at a reasonable pace, good cinemaphotograpy as well I think it's worth checking it out. The bottom line for any movie for me is a: Did I enjoy it? (yes) and b: Have I watched it more than once (yes again) It's not a grade A masterpiece, but it's almost a B+ one.