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The International [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

3.7 out of 5 stars 93 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Ulrich Thomsen, Remy Auberjonois, Patrick Baladi
  • Directors: Tom Tykwer
  • Producers: Lloyd Phillips, Charles Roven, Richard Suckle
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 July 2009
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001XUR1EO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 50,707 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Clive Owen and Naomi Watts star in this action thriller set in the world of high finance. When obsessive Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Owen) joins forces with Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Watts) to target corruption and international arms dealing within one of the world's most powerful banking institutions, the pair soon find themselves caught in a deadly cat-and-mouse chase across the globe.

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The International is actually two movies in one: A highbrow thriller about a sprawling bank that resorts to murder and arms sales to retain its power, and a sleek visual essay on how architecture and interior design shapes your perceptions. Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen, still not quite a star despite Inside Man and Children of Men) has been on the brink of conclusive evidence against the villainous international bank, but his sources always end up dead. With the aid of a Manhattan district attorney (Naomi Watts in a woefully underwritten part), he stumbles on the trail of the bank's favorite hit man, who might provide the (literally) smoking gun Louis needs. The International starts out smooth and silky, with visual style to burn and Owen's intense fervor. The plot gradually bogs down in incoherent moralising, but along the way there are some taut sequences, including a bloody shootout in the Guggenheim Museum where alliances shift unexpectedly. But what makes The International worth seeing is director Tom Tykwer's astute eye for public space: Chic postmodern buildings, broad Italian plazas, Turkish rooftops like mountain paths--Tykwer orchestrates actors through these architectural shapes, his hypnotic visual sense creating far more tension and excitement than the plot. Also featuring Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eastern Promises) and Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration) as malevolent Europeans. --Bret Fetzer

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By Mr Baz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 Jan. 2013
Format: 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.
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Format: Blu-ray
"The International" opens with a close-up of Clive Owen's bedraggled and unshaven face staring intently on a dodgy transaction that's taking place in a car park in the pouring rain across the street from him. As it cuts to his British colleague in a German car (played by an excellent Ian Burfield) negotiating the release of dangerous information from a nervous businessman in the driver's seat, you are immediately aware of a number of things - the stunning picture quality, the clever story and the cool cast. "The International" is beautiful to look at on BLU RAY and it's what you'd expect from a film like this - a well-paced espionage Bourne-like thriller that's both entertaining and striving to say something (though not always achieving either).

Roughly based on true events that rocked the banking system in the 80s and 90s, "The International" has been given a contemporary upgrade by Director TOM TYKWER and Writer ERIC SINGER - and in light of the avalanche of less-than-honest activities surrounding the recent global meltdown, it doesn't look the least bit out of place. In fact "The International" looks like it's arrived just in time - and with a really good point to make. Is it really the terrorists we need to be scared of - or the shady filth in suits that finance them? And what are their ultimate motives?

Clive Owen and Naomi Watts play Louis Salinger and Eleanor Whitman, two investigators from either side of the pond with a similar burning goal - for years they've been trying to expose a European bank they believe to be the number one choice for 90% of the world's dirty money. Toppling governments, controlling populations - it's a cesspool of hurt for ordinary people everywhere - and has clients said to include 'everyone' from Hezbollah to the CIA.
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Format: Blu-ray
This is a film full of great cinematography and breathtaking, super-sharp HD shots, accompanied by a compelling HD soundtrack. Tom Tykwer, the German director best known for his film version of Süsskind's "Das Parfum", often seems to have more of an eye for the architecture than for his actors, but both are usually impressive. Clive Owen originally did not convince me in this kind of role, but he is getting steadily more believable. He is of course dwarfed by the acting talents of Armin Müller-Stahl, who recently also starred in the filming of Thomas Mann's "Buddenbrooks", but that's seniority for you.

The plot is not particularly complex but quite refreshing; it tackles finance with almost as much invention and sophistication as "Syriana" tackles the oil-business. In trying to be a cut above the average thriller, there are scenes where they self-consciously try to work-up the dialogue and hover around pseudo-philosophical areas. This works at some times better than others. Clive Owen occasionally stumbles on duff dialogue such as the "I'm the one you burn" metaphor about crossing and burning bridges. I didn't really find the plot twist concerning a certain character's change of heart that convincing either.

Nevertheless this is a fast-paced film that easily fills 2 hours with events rather than trundling along. It is a joy to look at and to listen to on Blu-Ray, and has enough imagination to keep you gripped throughout. Not the world's best ending ever, but better than an unrealistic one, I suppose. Solid four stars. I took one star off for the occasionally queasy dialogue when the film tries to wax philosophical and falls well short of the depth it seems to be aiming at.
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Format: Blu-ray
This isn't the fastest moving movie you'll ever watch , and it's not really the strongest story-line...but....once you get into it there is enough within to keep your interest alive.
The story ? It's the tale of what in the film that is a leading bank will anything d to protect it's involvement in selling 'arms' to the Arab -States to wage war on 'Israel' not telling the buyers of course that the Israelis have the weapons to counter what they sell.
'Louis Salinger' ( Clive Owen ) after the murder of a colleague makes it his business to expose the dealings.
There is a 'great' gunfight sequence 'two-thirds' the way through the film that not only works well on 'Blu-ray' but on it's own is what makes the film worth buying or at the very least watching.
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