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Release Date: September 15th, 2017

R|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
When Cold War veteran Stan Hurley takes CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp under his wing, they receive an assignment to investigate a wave of random attacks on both military and civilian targets. After discovering a pattern of violence, Hurley and Rapp join forces with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative who wants to start a global war.

Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, David Suchet, Navid Negahban, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch, Shiva Negar

Director: Michael Cuesta

Genres: Thriller, Action

Production Co: Di Bonaventura Pictures, Lionsgate, CBS Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films, CBS Films

Keywords: Love, Transformation, Engaging, Emotional, Sacrifice

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  • For those without strong feelings for the Harrison Ford-era Clancy adaptations, which were polished but largely unmemorable, American Assassin works best as a little-league version of one of those or, in more contemporary terms, as an unsurprising origin story for what the filmmakers obviously hope is the beginning of a franchise. show more

  • American Assassin has some of the more terrifying, brutal, and visceral action sequences to be seen on the big screen so far this year. But the film can’t ever quite manage to maintain the same momentum or intensity as its opening act, thanks to a lackluster climax and sudden left-turn into full blown absurdity. show more

  • Built for action, like its title character, the movie packs a muscular, bloody punch, but mainly it’s a well-oiled diversion. show more

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