2.5

American Assassin

Action Thriller


 

A young man decides to get revenge on the people who killed his fiance, only to be invited to become part of a black ops military unit for the CIA.

"American Assassin" tries really hard to entice you into caring about its story, but our leading man makes it nearly impossible. He's unlikable, one-track minded and constantly going off half-cocked and putting his team in jeopardy. The acting is terrible, the villain is miscast and the storyline is so simple, you'll see all the twists and turns coming from miles away. The action sequences save this from being a complete write off, but even they are overly gory for no real reason. American frustration.

Jessica Avelsgaard

Wide Release 21st September 2017
Roadshow Films 112 mins