The International Synopsis
An Interpol agent and a U.S. prosecutor join forces to shut down a bank's funding of terrorism.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Won't go down as an action thriller for the record books, but it's a pretty good one for right now. First of all, the villain is a bank....
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
I can promise you a fairly good thriller with mixed-bag elements: preposterous plot, smartly elegant direction, one of the worst recent...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Punctuated with bursts of explosive energy, this is a contained, cerebral film.
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Tykwer being something of an architecture freak, controlling Third World debt also requires a trip to the rooftops of Istanbul, to Zaha...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's something almost endearingly out of sync about the sleek but now dated Euro-thriller The International.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Where "Run Lola Run" was like a perpetual-motion machine, The International seems to forever be stopping in its own tracks. Tykwer takes...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A decent thriller that should have been dazzling, is nothing if not topical.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though not as action-packed as some thrillers, The International is noteworthy for its unusually scenic and architecturally dazzling...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The International almost seems like a Monty Python spoof on spy-game thrillers in which the phrase "secret agent" is constantly replaced by...
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Motion is in copious supply -- a frenzied shootout at Manhattan's Guggenheim Museum grows interminable -- but the workings of the abstract...
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THE INTERNATIONAL - WELL-DONE! GRADE: A-minus

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Feb. 12 - I just attended the advance press preview of this suspenseful high-quality sleek movie starring Clive Own and Naomi Watts - good chemistry. I was thoroughly entertained for the entire 1hr...

Not Very Good

By bases1616
I am a big Clive Owen fan and my wife and I had a chance to watch a early showing of The International last night. To be frank, it sucked! At first it looked like it was going in the right direction...

An International Thriller

By Nightshade32
The International delves into the world of banking and brings to life a darker side of the finance business . The movie keeps audiences on the edge of their seats as the characters Louis Salinger,...

Although an 'R' rating no worries of any sexual content...just good clean gory violence etc

By Dark_Chameleon
This was well received from the half ful theatre (which is saying something for a friday matinee) and nobody walked out or sighed as too many do as of late with the mundane list of recent movies (save...

Good Thriller

By KILLTHEBATMAN86
I enjoyed "The International" very much. It kept me on the edge of my seat to see what would happen next. They also showed the neat cities, countries and towns around the world, such as Berlin,...

More intrigue and thriller than action!

By TDK in Dallas
I thought the movie was great. I was expecting a completely unbelievable piece of crap because of the reviews and the previews, but it was good....

Another solid action movie for '09

By JDB728
This is yet another quality action film in this early season of '09. We've yet to see any great or instant classic action movies yet, but it's got off to a good start with nothing but solid...

****sandwich

By billymayes01
wanna go see a good movie? then DONT go to this one! this movie is so terrible i think it gave me cancer. half way through i got up and yelled "DONE!" ): this movie will kill your grandmother. if...

Most People Stumble Over the Truth and Wonder on Their Way Unaware....

By ShinesomeLight
This movie is AWESOME because, the director/producer obviously did his or her home work about the inner working of the Banksters..... Anyone who has studied the "Money Masters" "Money as Debt" and...

The International

By Patster
I was somewhat disappointed by this movie. It has some great actors in their roles but it was a very very slow movie and seemed much longer than the 1 3/4 hr movie that it was. Hard to follow....

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Rated R | For some sequences of violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Gritty '70s-style thriller is cynical, grim, and violent.
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