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Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, Salinger and Whitman follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as their targets will stop at nothing--even murder--to continue financing terror and war.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The International is strewn with wild improbability, but that hardly deters from its appeal."
‑ Jonathan F. Richards,
"A sleek conspiracy thriller from German director Tom Tykwer."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Take away the Guggenheim shootout and we've at least got Clive Owen at half throttle. Take away Owen and there's nothing left but the tired old mystic cabal of sadistic sorcerers."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Think of it as the cinematic equivalent of a chunky paperback thriller that gets you through a week-long holiday."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"Tykwer demonstra conhecer as convenções básicas do gênero espionagem ao trazer uma atmosfera de intriga internacional à narrativa."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Eventually, you just let the tangled double-crossing take care of itself and enjoy the way the film defiantly bucks the contemporary thriller trend for shaky-cam coverage and lightning cuts."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A slow road to nowhere, less clunky than The Interpreter but bogged down by its own cynicism."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
" exceptional thriller that's consistently elevated by the uniformly superb performances and Tom Tykwer's subdued yet stylish directorial choices."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It's not a bad thriller, but it's dispiriting to see the gifted Tykwer doing the Ridley Scott fandango"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"[Plays] itself as a mystery/thriller with something profound to say at the end, when we've pretty much heard a lot of this already."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Killer banks may be new to the movies, but there's nothing else original in this if-it's-Tuesday-this-must-be-Istanbul thriller, with its portentous globe-hopping and racing through colorful street bazaars."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"I was really disappointed."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"A thankfully, skillfully mature effort by Tykwer to produce a proper thriller for adults, one even lent a little extra resonance by our currently cash-strapped times."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"The International packs handsome leads and exotic scenery - so why doesn't the film click with audiences like it should?"
‑ Christian Toto, What Would Toto Watch?
"Naomi and Clive burrow into the swanky sewage of global conspiracies by capitalist assassins and devious suits, in league with diversifying mobsters worldwide. Sobering details effectively spiced up, and with leading man libidos firmly in check."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
More reviews for The International on Rotten Tomatoes

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