A veteran tracker with the Fish and Wildlife Service helps to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman, and uses the case as a means of seeking redemption for an earlier act of irresponsibility which ended in tragedy.
Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. Written by
At the start of the film during the beach massacre, in the bar area while all the extras are running from screen left to right. A male extra in the background middle of the screen can be seen standing up (he is wearing dark sunglasses) he picks up what looks like a blue dressing gown & puts it on, ties it up while walking very calmly not taking a care in the world from the background middle to the left of the screen while everyone else is either getting killed or running away from the gunmen. Some of the extras run in front and behind him, he just ignores them and carries on walking. See more »
Right Up There With John Wick 2 As Great Action Movies Of 2017!
I don't rarely rate movies on here, only when the movie has been exceptional or largely exceeded by expectations on what I thought I was going to watch. American Assassin is one of those movies. Going into the theater, I didn't expect much other than a decent action flick maybe something in the lines of Jason Bourne. What I got was a deeper, darker, and FAR more sinister action movie than Bourne ever got to. This is not a "popcorn flick"(I always hated that term), something you just turn your brain off to see people get beat down. Although there is a lot of violence and beating down, this will actually stimulate your brain too. Which makes it far superior to generic Wal Mart Bin Beat Em ups in the 5 dollar cage. All 5 Bourne movies were PG13, a lot of people forget that. American Assassin is rated R and lets it be known. Rated R action movies are usually a lot more realistic. People die not get "beaten up", when someone is stabbed or shot their is blood, and the language used is more realistic, because yes people do curse in anger. It makes the movie far more realistic(as realistic as Hollywood action films can be anyways) and allows you to, at least some extent feel like YOU are part of the action. I will not spoil anything other than to say this is EASILY the best action movie of the year right next to John Wick 2. I have pretty high standards when it comes to action movies, I have been watching them all my life, and personally I felt American Assassin was a great movie.
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