We here at the Movie Press are Clive Owen fans, however, when he makes stuff like this it's hard to stay on board. The film looks generic and doesn't seem to be offering Owen any of the challenges he has previously afforded himself with films like Children of Men or Closer. Heck, we even dug Shoot em' Up for it's sheer ridiculousness.
In The International, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. Uncovering illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman's investigation takes them from Berlin to Milan to New York and to Istanbul. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as the bank will stop at nothing - even murder - to continue financing terror and war. This thing hits theaters in February, not exactly fertile ground for anything other than rom-coms. We guess the studio knows what they got their hands on.