The lone gunman who falls in love with a prostitute and goes down in a blaze of glory is a staple of the spaghetti western so perhaps it is appropriate that George Clooney and director Anton Corbijn take a similar story to Italy in return. 

The style of the story is sparse; in most scenes, there are only one or two characters.  The feeling of emptiness and solitude pervades even the scenes of violence and graphic sexuality.  I would compare the story to a dry wine.  All of the ingredients are there for an engaging drama, but I would have to be in the right mood to enjoy it properly.




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