The Quiet American
The Quiet American (2003)

Graham Greene's allegorical novel about America's role in the Vietnam conflict, and how it was perceived by the rest of the world, is brought to the screen for the second time in this adaptation directed by Phillip Noyce. Thomas… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 7, 2003
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2003
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Thoughtful and wonderfully acted, The Quiet American manages to capture the spirit of Green's novel.

Derek Adams
Time Out

[Caine] gives one of his best performances, whether dissembling a new-found inner steel under questioning or breaking down in the privacy of a toilet.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

For Caine, it's a peak performance in a career that has had many of them.

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Urban Cinefile

A subtle and penetrating work, made to look effortless; nothing is forced or pushed, so much so that it's easy to overlook the extraordinary challenges posed by Graham Greene's novel.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Caine, who also starred in one other Greene adaptation, 1983's The Honorary Consul, is the essence of almost all the author's misfits -- a practiced cynic masking an aching romantic.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's a political story -- and an uncannily timely one -- yet the politics fade into the background in the wake of Caine's complex and splendid performance.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Além de trazer Caine em uma de suas melhores atuações, esta belíssima adaptação do livro de Greene combina com perfeição a tensão dramática de um triângulo amoroso e a complexidade política do maior teatro de guerra das décadas de 50 a 70.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The Quiet American was filmed in Vietnam and does a wonderful job of conveying a sense of place and time.

Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

Old-fashioned storytelling in the best sense of the term.

Michael Dequina

The film may be a not especially unusual mystery/thriller, but it's still a solid and entertaining one at that.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
A faithful adaptation of Greene's wonderful novel, very well edited and with an exquisite production design, a beautiful score and Michael Caine in one of… More
Lenny Muggsy
Good film in my opinion, Brendan Fraser does a good job. Michael Caine is excellent, time period in the years that set the scene for the Vietnam War, not… More
xGary Xx
Graham Greene novels tend to make the transition to cinema quite well, and this political drama set in the years preceding America's involvement in Vietnam… More
danny d
great movie, micheal cane was great and brenden fraiser suprised me
Al S
Michael Caine gives a very fine and remarkable performance. Brendon Fraser gives an exceptable and great performance. A unique and masterful thriller.
jay nixon
fine film