I remember talking to a guy in line at TIFF last year who had watched Get Low the day prior. He seemed to have a very enthusiastic reaction to the film. Judging by the trailer, this might be one of those small summer releases that pack a big punch. Plus, anything with Bill Murray in it immediately goes on the “to see” list.
Clooney playing a hired gun in Italy! Okay, I know the hitman with one last job to do is well travelled genre. Yet there is something about the assassin tales that never gets old for me. The American seems like one of those slow burn thrillers that could be really good in the right hands.