Great action which was closer to reality. Minimal CGI. Glimpse at special forces skills.
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Mixed or average reviews based on 54 Reviews
Sep 14, 2017
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.
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.
Writer: Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz, Vince Flynn
Release Date: Sep 15, 2017
Runtime: 1hr 45m
American Assassin tells the origin story of CIA super agent Mitch Rapp. Long before he was a terrorist’s worst nightmare and before he was quietly loathed and publically lauded by the politicians on Capital Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world, but then tragedy struck. Following this misfortune, Rapp was resurrected from the ashes and recruited to a new life in the nation’s most elite covert operations program. Now he is a man reborn with a mission of retribution.
Did You Know?
The lead role was offered to Chris Hemsworth but he passed on the role due to scheduling issues. Then, it came up that the producers would invite the actor and singer Gustavo Goulart to perform the lead role (Mitch Rapp), but this rumor was never confirmed.
At the start of the film during the beach massacre, in the bar area while all the extras are running from screen left to right. A male extra in the background middle of the screen can be seen standing up (he is wearing dark sunglasses) he picks up what looks like a blue dressing gown & puts it on, ties it up while walking very calmly not taking a care in the world from the background middle to the left of the screen while everyone else is either getting killed or running away from the gunmen. Some of the extras run in front and behind him, he just ignores them and carries on walking.