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The American


Sep 01, 2010

Latest Home Video

Dec 28, 2010

MPAA Rating



Anton Corbijn


George Clooney
Paolo Bonacelli
Violante Placido


2010 Focus Features

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Still shot from the movie: The American.

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We do not have a full review for this movie because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have details about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the "Content Details" section below.


George Clooney plays Jack, an American on a working vacation in Italy. While in the foreign village, the loner is befriended by a priest (Paolo Bonacelli) and a beautiful woman (Violante Placido). But Jack has a secret he is unwilling to share: He is an assassin about to pull the trigger on his last job.

Content Details

Why Is The American Rated R?

The American is rated R for violence, sexual content and nudity.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The American...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent gun and hand-to-hand violence (blood and some detail shown).

- Occasional disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Implied and simulated sexual activity, including breast nudity and some detail.

- Breast ,buttock and female frontal nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual references.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent mild cursing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The American.

Other assassins who want out of their profession are depicted in The Bourne Ultimatum, and Mission Impossible 3.

Canadian Movie Ratings

14A Sexually Suggestive Scene, Nudity.
AB 14A Nudity, Sexual Content.
MB 14A Not Recommended For Children, Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content.
ON 14A Sexual Content, Violence.
QC 13+

Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A

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Details on home video releases of The American...

The American release to DVD and Blu-ray on December 28, 2010.

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