The International – DVD Review
Clive Owen and Naomi Watts star in Run Lola Run director Tom Tykwer’s action thriller concerning an ambitious Interpol agent who targets corruption at the top levels of the world’s largest banking institutions. The world’s most powerful banks have become hopelessly corrupt, prompting Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Owen) and Manhattan assistant district attorney Eleanor Whitman (Watts) to follow a dangerous money trail from Berlin to Milan to New York and Istanbul. But as determined as Agent Salinger and ADA Whitman are to ensure that justice is served, their targets are equally determined to ensure that war and terror continue to propagate so the powers that be can continue to profit. John Woo, Terence Chang, and Jeff Lurie executive produced the film, which was penned by emerging screenwriter Eric Warren Singer.
Clive Owens is in this, now I would watch Clive Owens read a cheerios box top, I just love this guy, he’s got charisma, and class, and looks, all wrapped in one. I really like the look of this, it’s just like a architectural digest movie. And Clive Owen I think is great, Niaomi Watts is a dreadfully odd part of the cast, doesn’t really fit in. Then there’s this fight at the Guggenheim, which is so cool, and really interesting to watch. Now you know that the Guggenheim is a great art gallery in New York. Beautifully shot, and cool scenery, but not much more. 2 stars.