• Ed Küpfer

    ★★★ Watched by Ed Küpfer 20 Nov, 2016

    Stylish slow-burn thriller about a cop and an attorney investigating a big bank selling arms. The shots are gorgeous. The ending is anti-climactic and dumb, but it is preceded by a very well-staged gunfight in the Guggenheim museum. Those two cancel each other out, so you're left with a good-looking hard-to-follow political thriller which is plot-heavy and action-light. I've spent 2 hours in worse ways.


  • talisencrw (William Wood)

    ★★★★ Watched by talisencrw (William Wood) 02 Nov, 2016

    Script-wise was the only way this tense thriller lacked: It was a little bit too savvy yet undistinguished for its own good. As good as Daniel Craig has been as James Bond, I always wish Clive Owen had gotten the nod, and as vengeance, I proudly watch every film of his I can find (Naomi Watts is quite enjoyable to see on celluloid as well). The only other Tom Tykwer film I've seen so far is his stellar 'Run Lola…


  • Jonathan Larsson

    ★★ Watched by Jonathan Larsson 27 Sep, 2016


    I don't know why I keep coming back to these kinds of movies, when they so overwhelmingly seldom give me any kind of enjoyment or revelations or whatever. And you all know exactly what I mean with "these kinds of movies". They intrigues me, they often got my full interest to start with, but almost always they disappoint, and almost always am I a little surprised by that fact.

    In all genres there are as many bad as there…


  • Thomas Bjørnøy

    ★★★★ Watched by Thomas Bjørnøy 25 Sep, 2016

    A very underrated movie IMHO.


  • Dan Otis

    ★★ Watched by Dan Otis 18 Feb, 2009

    The thing I remember most about this movie is when a guy threatened to stab me while I was peeing in the bathroom beforehand.


  • Kevin Jones

    ★★★½ Watched by Kevin Jones 17 Aug, 2016

    The International is a thoroughly engaging action thriller with a top-notch lead performance from Clive Owen and sleek, stylish director from Tom Tykwer. Just as engaging as Tykwer's past films, The International examines the corrupt activities of a bank and uses it as a moralistic play when it comes to reality and the way bankers seem to get away with everything. For this, the film can be somewhat unsatisfying due to its lack of pay off, which many will find…


  • Lasse Marhaug

    ★★★ Watched by Lasse Marhaug 15 Jul, 2016

    Bankers, the perfect bad guys.


  • Jimmy Lindau

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Jimmy Lindau 29 May, 2016




    ★★★ Watched by LLFIN 22 Nov, 2009

    The usual 3 stars, mainly for Clive Owen, the lovely Danish/the Dane and Armin Mueller-Stahl, who seems to be the theme of tonight's films. A good intellectual thriller nevertheless. More, please.


  • Daniel Charchuk

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Daniel Charchuk 14 May, 2010

    Actually really good, but it's not an action movie at all. Marketing it as one was a big mistake.


  • Joyce Heinen

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Joyce Heinen 04 May, 2016

    Film # 2 of the "Scavenger Hunt # 14" Challenge
    Task # 3: A film you saw 5+ years ago in theaters but haven't seen since

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    Director Tom Tykwer was successful with German films “Winterschläfer”, “Lola Rennt” and “Der Krieger und die Kaiserin”. The step to international success was logical. His movies “Heaven” and “Perfume” did well, but they both got mixed reviews. And the same goes for “The International”. It’s a good thriller that captivates, but towards…


  • TheMovieVampire

    ★★★ Watched by TheMovieVampire 17 Jun, 2009

    During the late seventies a paranoid streak began to emerge in Hollywood thrillers like Three Days of the Condor and The Parallax View, this trend has widely been linked to post-Watergate cynicism that was going on throughout the country. Nixon’s scandal had exposed the ability of the government and agencies like the CIA to secretly do all sorts of sinister things behind Kafka-esque webs of complication, secrecy, and intrigue. This trend seems to have re-emerged as of late in films…