Reviewed byhollywoodhernandez-70868Vote: 8/10/10
American Assassin is an action/thriller filled with espionage, intrigueand plenty of action. Dylan O'Brien (The Maze Runner and MTV's TeenWolf) plays C.I.A. trainee Mitch Rapp. You'll be amazed at thetransformation of O'Brien as he buffs up to play the stone cold killerin American Assassin. The movie is based on the best selling novels ofVince Flynn and directed by Michael Cuesta, who also directs the TVseries Homeland.
O'Brien's character, Mitch Rapp, becomes a lone wolf who is obsessedwith revenge after terrorists kill his girlfriend while they are onvacation on a small island in the Mediterranean. He trains for a yearin MMA and with weapons. He is so ruthless that he is kicked out ofboth his martial arts class and his weapons training class. His plansare to pose as an American who is sympathetic to the cause of Isis sohe can get near enough to kill members of their terrorist cells.
While he's making his plans he also being watched by the C.I.A. andthey extract him from his first mission in Libya and offer him a chanceto be a part of a super secret and elite black ops team. Sanaa Lathanplays Irene Kennedy, a C.I.A. Deputy Director who is in charge of theblack ops team and Michael Keaton (who looks fantastic at age 66) is aformer Navy Seal who's in charge of training the team. As an ensemblethe actors make for a very entertaining movie.
Keaton and his team travel all over the world to stop a terrorist plotbetween Russia and Iran to build a nuclear weapon. On the mission theteam discovers a former black ops team member, only known as "Ghost",who is now a mercenary and is brokering the deal between the twocountries. "Ghost", played by Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights) is aformer protegee of Keaton who's now seeking revenge against his formermentor and against The United States, a country who he feels betrayedhim.
While the cast is strong, it's O'Brien who carries the movie. He's onpar with any former actor who's played James Bond except, unlike theBond characters, he doesn't play his part with any humor or sarcasm. Heplays it full out serious. He's a man obsessed with violence andkilling, which makes for a very bloody and intense movie.
American Assassin is rated a very strong "R" for violence and it has arun time of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It will keep you enthralled and onthe edge of your seat from start to finish. On my "Hollywood PopcornScale" I rate American Assassin a JUMBO.
Reviewed bybuddyluv-27132Vote: 10/10/10
I saw this film today OH BOY! It was very good. The acting was superbthe fight scenes authentic and there is humor in it as well. The leadactor who I have never heard of was amazing and Michael Keaton isalways so solid. Very suspenseful. The professional critics will panthis because it's about killing terrorists which we all know they lovebeing the left wing retards they are. I am goi8ng to save it onNetflicks so when it goes to DVD I can watch it again.
Reviewed bylarryorourkeVote: 1/10/10
I usually trust IMDb reviews until now. How anyone thinks this movie isanything but terrible, mustn't get out much..lol. I never read thebook, never even knew there was a book so I'm reviewing as a movie.Firstly the lead o'brien was so mis-cast. He did not suit the part andwent from looking like a normal dude to a steven segal and then back..come on now, in the space of 10 minutes. The story and dialogue was soall over the shop i actually thought pieces were missing from the copyi had. I fell asleep twice and it took 3 attempts to watch it in itsentirety. One of those that you want to finish to see what happens inthe hope something will but you know in your heart it ain't gonnahappen after minute 25... good points were not a badly made movie andof course keaton held the movie, great as usual.. but that's about it..disappointed but the trailer is all you need.. or maybe the book.
Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.