6.4/10
15,123
135 user 168 critic

American Assassin (2017)

Trailer
2:23 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $14.99 (HD) on Amazon Video

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 S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay by), (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
195 ( 27)
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Logan Lucky (2017)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Stars: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig
Geostorm (2017)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When the network of satellites designed to control the global climate starts to attack Earth, it's a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide Geostorm wipes out everything and everyone.

Director: Dean Devlin
Stars: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish
American Made (2017)
Action | Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director: Doug Liman
Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright
The Foreigner (2017)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

Director: Brian Smrz
Stars: Paul Anderson, Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Stars: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong
Home Again I (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her.

Director: Hallie Meyers-Shyer
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen
Mayhem (2017)
Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A virus spreads through an office complex causing white collar workers to act out their worst impulses.

Director: Joe Lynch
Stars: Steven Yeun, Samara Weaving, Steven Brand
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Manji, a highly skilled samurai, becomes cursed with immortality after a legendary battle. Haunted by the brutal murder of his sister, Manji knows that only fighting evil will regain his soul. He promises to help a young girl named Rin avenge her parents, who were killed by a group of master swordsmen led by ruthless warrior Anotsu. The mission will change Manji in ways he could never imagine - ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sôta Fukushi
Thumper (2017)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Teens in a low income neighborhood are lured into working for a violent and dangerous drug dealer. When a new girl harboring a dark secret arrives in town, their relationship jeopardizes everything.

Director: Jordan Ross
Stars: Eliza Taylor, Pablo Schreiber, Lena Headey
Radius (2017)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man wakes with amnesia and finds people mysteriously dead.

Directors: Caroline Labrèche, Steeve Léonard
Stars: Diego Klattenhoff, Charlotte Sullivan, Robert Borges
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Christopher Bomford ...
Bartender
...
Mansur Recruit Video
Shahid Ahmed ...
Adnan Al-Mansur
...
Martial Arts Instructor
Nick Cavaliere ...
Building Superintendent
Simon Connolly ...
NSA Techie
...
Khaled (as Yousef Sweid)
...
American Operator (Mansur Compound)
...
American Operator #2 (Mansur Compound)
...
Dr. Frain
...
...
CIA Officer Giving Nuke Intel (as JF Davis)
...
Director Stansfield
Edit

Storyline

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 Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

It takes one to kill one. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| | | | |

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino: Misión Venganza  »

Box Office

Budget:

$33,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

AUD 1,223,340 (Australia) (17 September 2017)

Gross:

$36,249,674 (USA) (9 November 2017)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Antoine Fuqua was originally attached to direct. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

The names of Dylan O'Brien and Michael Keaton appears in the "Diagonal Billing" method, which was first used for Paul Newman and Steve McQueen in The Towering Inferno (1974) See more »

Connections

Featured in Box Office: Episode dated 28 September 2017 (2017) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good, even if it didn't follow the book
15 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Other than the names of the central characters, this movie bears only passing resemblance to the book. That being said, it works, most of the time. Mitch Rapp is totally believable. Michael Keaton is in darn good shape for a man his age, and his character is believable.

It's too bad that the producers bowed to the cancer of political correctness and made Irene Kennedy black. That was so out of keeping with the Mitch Rapp books. Shame on Hollywood for bowing to pressure.

All in all, the movie was worth the price of the ticket, and I only hope it does well enough at the box office to ensure that the series continues.


36 of 65 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

"The IMDb Show": Alan Tudyk, His Top 5 Star Wars Droids, and Denzel's Dream Role

"The IMDb Show" Thanksgiving special: Alan Tudyk ranks his top five droids, we talk with the cast of Roman J. Israel, Esq., and we share our favorite Thanksgiving TV episodes.

Watch the show