Shoot Out At The Guggenheim: The International!

Opening Friday is the globe-trotting high finance thriller The International (Columbia). Now why would I would I want to watch a film about an Interpol agent and a district attorney attempting bring down an evil bank that's trading weapons with third world countries? Because the stars are Clive Owen and Naomi Watts... I love them. And the director is Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run)... and I love him too. The plot -- which involves the agents zeroing in on a sniper (Brian O’Byrne) deployed by the bank for assassinations -- is a glum muddle. But the film looks great. And it gives Tykwer the opportunity to do great set pieces -- a shootout at the Guggenheim is staggeringly wild. And with the sad state of affairs, it won’t be long before they let them blow up the Whitney for a Nicolas Cage film.

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