American Assassin

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Poorly written, violent thriller about cold-blooded revenge.

R 2017 111 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 10 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 18+

Great escapist entertainment

Great action movie. Its not going to change the world. But if you are looking for a good action / spy/ movies for a enjoyable 90 minutes or so , don't look any further. In my opinion you should disregard Rotten Tomatoes. As is seems the more depressing and less entertaining a movie is the more Rotten Tomatoes critics think of it. Movie snobs not ordinary moviegoers.
age 17+

Poor Writing? High Stakes Suspensful Thriller

American Assassin is among the best espionage/thriller/military films I have encountered in my life. The acting is top notch and the script is well written, whatever certain critics have to say about it. The film possesses a gritty realism and depicts CIA and military operations in a realistic fashion free from the flashy stunt work which is often so prevalent in such films. The action is well designed and highly realistic. Yes, the main character's motivation is revenge and this may be an issue for some viewers. I however am not put off by this motivation and neither are many people based on the popularity of films such as Gladiator. It's a matter of personal belief. There are some fairly intense scenes of violence including torture and the beach scene in particular is quite disturbing. There is also occasional strong language. Because of this violence and language I recommend this this film for mature 17s or for 18 and above. However I give this my full endorsement as a quality film for those craving realistic action and an edge of your seat thriller of suspense. Enjoy!

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Too much violence

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