The International (2009)

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The International: Directed by Tom Tykwer. With Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen. An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution’s role in an international arms dealing ring.

“I never quite understood why this movie seems to receive such weak critical acclaim. In many ways, it reminds me so much of the first two Bourne movies. Weu0026#39;ve an amazing soundtrack, weu0026#39;re taken around the globe, weu0026#39;ve quite a bit of story and some nice twists. And even the ending(by many seen as unsatisfying) seems to fit the bill to me. If youu0026#39;ve watched the movie from beginning to end, it sort of feels like this is the only way it COULD end to make it a somewhat u0026quot;happyu0026quot; ending for Agent Salinger. He gets a second chance to handle things the way he thinks theyu0026#39;ll lead to justice, only that his choice is different than it was made by him in events, prior to the movie(the movie will explain that, but I donu0026#39;t want to go into details, so I wonu0026#39;t spoil anything).u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe pace of the film is not as fast as it would be in an action movie, but Iu0026#39;d see u0026quot;The Internationalu0026quot; more as a political thriller, like u0026quot;Clear and Present Dangeru0026quot; for instance. Some may feel itu0026#39;s a bit slow and that there isnu0026#39;t much action, but I think itu0026#39;s just a pretty clever movie and what makes it a very good film is the dialogues, the actors and how it all builds up to the movies climax. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe soundtrack only adds to this experience and must be one of the best movie soundtracks of the last 20 or 30 years. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIu0026#39;ve now seen this movie 3 or 4 times and it still gives me goosebumps. If you enjoy political/economical thriller and if youu0026#39;re looking for movies that are similar to the Bourne films(with a little less action), u0026quot;The Internationalu0026quot; is definitely a movie you should watch.”

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