The International
The International (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 9, 2009
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Critic Score
59%
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User Score
37%



Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The International boasts some electric action sequences and picturesque locales, but is undone by its preposterous plot.

Jonathan F. Richards
Film.com

The International is strewn with wild improbability, but that hardly deters from its appeal.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

A sleek conspiracy thriller from German director Tom Tykwer.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

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.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

A slow road to nowhere, less clunky than The Interpreter but bogged down by its own cynicism.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an exceptional thriller that's consistently elevated by the uniformly superb performances and Tom Tykwer's subdued yet stylish directorial choices.

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David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

I was really disappointed.

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William Goss
Cinematical

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Clive Owen and Naomi Watts are two of my favorites and together they helped me enjoy this film. A good hefty dose of action and some excellent thriller type… More
Jim Hunter
An Interpol agent and an NYC District Attorney investigate mob-like dealings by an international bank. Sometimes one's best assets are one's greatest… More
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Chris Weber
Tom Tykwer directs this engaging thriller about Interpol agent Louis Salinger who, along with Manhattan assistant district attorney Eleanor Whitman,… More
Daniel Perry
It's rather suspenseful, and the shootout in the Guggenheim is remarkable, but the master conspiracy in this film is almost too big to swallow - it smells… More
Albert Kim
Clive Owen's one of the few actors that have caught me off guard through his performances in "Inside Man", "Children of Men", and… More

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