American Assassin

American Assassin

DVD - 2017
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After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of Islamic terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy SEAL Stan Hurley.


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Apr 17, 2018

I liked this movie but found that the character that Micheal Keaton played was basically the same one as his character in Spiderman Home Coming (without the flying suit). A little more of the back story on Ghost and development of the broken bond between him and his mentor would have been good too.

Mar 29, 2018

I liked this film and even though Michael Keaton was the same actor as he always is, it fit him well. I liked the chemistry or film appeal of Dylan O'Brien and other supporting actors.
Special Features had a 25 minute conversation with the director Michael Cuesta, Dylan O'Brien and Ghost, played by Taylor Kitsch (born in Kelowna, B.C. and was in 2012's John Carter and Battleship).

Mar 24, 2018

In my opinion, it was a terrible movie, total waste of my time to watch. It falls into a category of shoot them, bang them up with a goofy plot.

Mar 23, 2018

This was a very good action, thriller movie. It was fast-paced and I loved the story and actors.
Dylan O'Brien was in the Maze Runner. He is playing a more mature adult role in which I thought he did very well. Sanaa Lathan did a beautiful job as the head of the CIA. Well, Michael Keaton, I felt was in fantastic shape to play his role. Taylor Kitsch plays the bad guy, but it all came together in a good action movie. I would recommend this movie.

Mar 22, 2018

Book was fantastic. Movie stunk. What was the plot again? The bad guy is alone, and used to work for the USA. He some how manages to kill and steal a nuclear 'trigger' then goes across the world to steal nuclear material. He then has the 'russians' put them together and then captures America's top spy master (Keaton). The bad guy then kills all the russians, knows where the Navy fleet will be located at sea, and a boat drives out of a secret base. Uggg.......

Mar 17, 2018

Lots of action, thin plot, one quick gruesome torture scene, an okay movie.

Mar 09, 2018

Found this to be no better than countless other testosterone infused action pictures with the thinnest of plot lines. American Assassin should not be confused with the proverbial "thinking man's movie." Additional thought - how ridiculous at the end to have what looks like more US naval hardware floating around than was at the Battle of Midway.

Mar 06, 2018

O'Brian was great, Keaton role was not believable then needed another actor to pull that off. Great story of the making of an assassin.

Mar 03, 2018

Fantastic movie. As good as the book. It's all about how Mitch Rapp started with the CIA

Feb 23, 2018

Be prepared this is an action movie from the start but it has very good actors acting in a plot that you can follow and enjoy. Great movie for the action buffs.

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Feb 14, 2018

Violence: Gun violence

Feb 13, 2018

Violence: Violence and blood.


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Feb 08, 2018

Mitch Rapp: We are in beautiful Ibiza, Spain. Beautiful sand, beautiful waves. My favourite shorts and my favourite girl who is about to get... oh my God!

Katrina: Hey! Come on, give it to me!

Mitch Rapp: No, stop! Come on, come on...

Katrina: I'm serious.

Mitch Rapp: Oh, oh my God. That is so cute.

Jan 14, 2018

As far as he's concerned, you're sending him a Section 8 with an ax to grind.
-What happened to that kid on the beach, it changed him. You can't train that into someone. His psych profile is exactly what I've been looking for.
You saw those tests.
-Yeah, I saw them.
He's off the charts.
-I've seen off the charts before.
And he's got none of the bad habits he'd have to unlearn if -he had military training.
Come on, Stan. You drop one of your Navy SEALs in an urban setting, you can spot the boot camp on them a mile away.
Ronnie, Ronnie, Ronnie. There's your first mistake. You never start with a real question. You start slow. You get inside your subject's head.
-Stan, I'm gonna ask you one more time.
There's your second mistake. Number two. You don't say, "one more time." You already...


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Jan 14, 2018

The book has a much more compelling life changing event for Rapp than the beach scene, From near the start of Chapter 1:

Or that the only way he could cope with the pain of losing the love of his life was to plot his revenge. That every single night before he went to sleep he thought of the network of faceless men who had plotted to bring down Pan Am Flight 103, that he saw himself on this very journey, headed to a remote place not dissimilar from the woods he now found himself in. It was all logical to him. Enemies needed to be killed, and Rapp was more than willing to become the person who would do that killing. He knew what was about to happen. He was to be trained, honed and forged into an ultimate precision weapon, and then he would begin to hunt them down. Every last one of the faceless men who had conspired to kill all those innocent civilians on that cold December night.


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