It has been called an alternate version of the Jason Bourne flicks where the Treadstone assassination program are the good guys. All the fundamental life questions are at play: Who am I? What is my purpose? Where am I going? The value of such films as this is they help us in answering those questions in our own lives. Aside from all this, it’s a very good action film.
"American Assassin" follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien) a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.
Studio: CBS Films, Lionsgate
Director: Michael Cuesta
MPAA Rating: R (for strong violence throughout, some torture, language and brief nudity)
Screenwriters: Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick , Marshall Herskovitz
Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch
Genre: thriller, action
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