posted by Brian McDonough
Another fine outing from Clooney, this one a sensitive tale of a man making right on his personal failures, rebuilding a family, from the director of Sideways.
George Clooney's smart direction, an interesting context and a great cast elevate a fairly familiar story of how politics will break your heart.
It's about an international hitman, but a brilliantly subdued George Clooney delivers psychological tension rather than an action thriller.
This movie is wonderfully written, flawlessly acted, sensitively directed, has "heart" and a torn-from-the-headlines edge. See it.
Wes Anderson's dry quirkiness + Roald Dahl's dark imagination = one of the most enjoyable films of 2009.
Clooney leads a great cast that riffs and jams with the comic absurdity of the script, but the film never quite coheres in a way worthy of its setting in an ongoing and difficult war.
Following the intense drama No Country for Old Men, the Coen Brothers return to their sweet spot -- deadpan black comedies about losers.
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