The American

  • 2001
  • 1 HR 30 MIN
  • NR

A round of applause to director Paul Unwin and scripter Michael Hastings for ensuring that Henry James' themes emerge relatively intact in this BBC adaptation of his clear-eyed account of American folly abroad. Christopher Newman (Matthew Modine) is a 19th-century success story who amassed his wealth in California and is now polishing off his rough edges...read more

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