The American

10 Movie Hitmen You Don’t Want on Your Tail

10 Movie Hitmen You Don’t Want on Your Tail

With George Clooney taking aim in The American on Wed., Nov. 30 at 8/7c on SundanceTV (followed by a brand new episode from the powerful final season of RECTIFY at 10/9c), we’re paying tribute to some hitmen who you better hope don’t come gunning for you.

George Clooney and THE AMERICAN

George Clooney and THE AMERICAN

What’s immediately striking about the George Clooney vehicle, THE AMERICAN, is not, in fact, George Clooney but the bleak, frigid, snow-covered Swedish landscape, followed soon after by the also bleak, washed-out landscape of small town Italy. Clooney, who produced and stars, is as cute and scruffy as ever, even in the drabbest of wardrobes, but with little dialogue and even less character development the setting becomes the film’s major player.