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  • Writer's pictureSteven Pluto

American Assassin (2017) - Review

Updated: Nov 21, 2022

After the tragic death of his fiancée, at the hands of Islamic terrorists, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien), becomes obsessed with revenge and seeks out those responsible for shattering his life. This unwavering dedication in killing the terrorists gets Mitch a chance meeting with the cell responsible for his wife-to-be’s death. While on the cusp of vengeance, he finds himself captured by the CIA and has become a person of interest to Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan), the Director of the Counter-terrorism Center. Kennedy believes that Mitch is one of kind and would be an amazing addition to her black ops group so she sends him for training with hard-edged, Cold War veteran, Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton).

Hurley and his new team are sent into the field and are joined by a Turkish agent named Annika (Shiva Negar) in order to recover some stolen Plutonium from a Russian facility. Matters only get worse when we find out that the culprit behind it all named “Ghost” (Taylor Kitsch) is a former protege of Hurley and is managing to keep one step ahead of everyone.

American Assassin has some great action and intrigue, and boasts a great performance from Michael Keaton.

So, if you like old school action/ thrillers that are not CGI driven, then American Assassin is well worth the price of admission. Recommended.

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