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Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, Salinger and Whitman follow the money from Berlin to Milan to New York to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as their targets will stop at nothing - even murder - to continue financing terror and war.
Thriller Drama - This is not the action films that the commercials make it out to be
but more of a talky thriller with one very big action sequence in
middle. The target audience are adult moviegoers, skewing toward
males. There are moments of bloody violence.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average The International possesses the look and feel of a thriller, but not the heart or soul of one.
Roger EbertFull Review Good A lot of the remainder of the movie involves dialogue and plotters skulking around colorful international locales, including even Istanbul, that traditional setting for intrigue.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average While not as dynamic as the Bourne films — the gold standard for thrillers —The International is comfortably tense and visually stunning.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 116 moviegoers:
TEENS:These are not the greatest reviews. Only about half truly enjoyed. The other half rated it average to below average, which is disappointing.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:There are only a few reviews in this group and they are decent to disappointing. Only about a third enjoyed it. Quite a few females actually hated it. Not recommended.
ADULTS:About half the males and females enjoyed "The International." Unfortunately, there are very few high reviews. This fact, combined with the many reviews of average to below average, indicates to me a movie that many will find to be decent at best. Not recommended except for maybe a lower price matinee or a video rental later.