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The Quiet American

Michael Caine is tired and old, and so is the anti-American moral equivalence that informs this ham-fisted adaptation of the Graham Greene novel.

By 11.25.02

The Quiet American

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James Bowman, our movie and culture critic, is a resident scholar at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. He is the author of Honor: A History and Media Madness: The Corruption of Our Political Culture, both published by Encounter Books.