Alone among assassins, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact that his next assignment will be his last.
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A gorgeous, melancholy riff on the aging, lonely hitman pulling one last job. Shades of Melville and Antonioni (and to some degree Leone) are obvious, but I think this one stands alone. The slow build makes the culmination of a relationship and the action that much more interesting. A great film, and one I wish I hadn't shied away from for so long. One of the most overlooked in recent years.
As Corbijn is primarily a stills photographer you can really see that he played the idyllic landscapes to his advantage in this, the shots built up such an atmosphere and created visual language without need for heavy based dialogue. I think it worked perfectly in portraying Clooney's character also. I'm excited to see what Anton's next feature will be!
I was very pleasantly surprised not to see a sweaty action movie about a hitman planning to get out of the business after One Last Job. A very simple story wonderfully told with beautiful imagery, deliberate pacing and fantastic acting. Picture the Limits of Control getting slapped around with a rolled up copy of GQ.
Not groundbreaking but different in respect to Corbijn's style (still haven't seen "Control" yet) and Clooney's treatment of the assassin in a fashion more believable whilst still interesting, one that mutely exudes dread and alienation. The ending could've been done differently, which would've capped the film off better I think.
Non bad at all - but somewhat thin on plotting and character development. If this did not showcase an American star film, we'd probably dismiss it as a pretentious experiment in genre lacking rythm and guts. Great opening sequence.
Gc is ok, competent but not much better than that. The funny moment is when one can see the pastisseria window and clooney, under it...it's too fun. Then there's another moment or too. But too clichéd pictures, and etc. After Control, I thought he would do better. Guess not.