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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reginator_22
Feb 08, 2018

Good movie, with good action. I enjoyed it!

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reader7176
Jan 24, 2018

Good Movie interesting story line. Liked actors and rolls they played.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 23, 2018

American Assassin is based on a young man who lost his parents when he was younger and watches the love of his life be shot and killed. He then decides to hunt down the terrorists who performed the killing and later on, finds himself working with the CIA. I liked this movie a lot because I am a Dylan O'Brien fan and in all of his movies, he performs with a purpose of creating a meaningful movie. The movie's plot and action made it very amusing to watch. I also enjoyed the movie because even though he lost his purpose to life, he decided to bounce back and give life one more chance. I recommend this movie for anyone from the age of 15 and older to watch this. If I had to rate this movie, I would give it a 8.5/10.
- @smous786 of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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jimg2000
Jan 14, 2018

Dylan O'Brien just did not have the persona as an action star, not when he was younger in the Maze Runner series or showing more body hair here. Also, the opening sequence that changed Rapp’s path from a Grad student at an Ivy League University (Brown) to a ultimate precision weapon was a poor choice over author Vince Flynn’s ethos in the 2010 novel of the same name. With other strong characters as The Ghost and especially the legendary trainer Hurley (actor of actors Michael Keaton,) Rapp’s role as the protagonist diminished further as the testosterone soaked story progressed along. With that said, a good enough action spy watch.

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steerpike
Jan 12, 2018

Well paced adaptation of Vince Flynn”s Mitch Rapp timely thriller series. Adequate cast in the first cinematic transfer of the hero as a trained assassin. Looks to be another franchise character to take its place with other American action figures. Grisly at times to watch.

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tedm116
Dec 27, 2017

Fight scene in the boat was intense. So was the ending. Lets just say there's room for improvement especially if you are a follower of Mitch Rapp as I am, but over all, it's really very good !

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lindy919
Dec 17, 2017

Nothing special or creative about this, just explosions and fights that we've seen a million times before. At least we get to see Michael Keaton being tortured (too bad it's only acting). Oops - SPOILER

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hammer59
Dec 10, 2017

Saw the trailer in the theatre. Rented it from Redbox. Easily the best in this overworked genre in the last few years. Smart, action-packed...fasten your seat belts for an exciting albeit brutal ride! Four stars.

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reginator_22
Feb 14, 2018

Violence: Gun violence

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reginator_22
Feb 13, 2018

Violence: Violence and blood.

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reginator_22
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.

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jimg2000
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.
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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.
-Unlearn?
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.
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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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jimg2000
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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