Lackluster and restrained, it employs a dull story to present a message about the importance of diversity and the evils of assimilation.
Tumbles into the lamentable category of what happens when a movie is assembled for no reason other than to make money, and when everyone involved is doing it for the paycheck.
Anyone with an interest would be advised to wait for this to reach smart phones and tablets where it can be viewed in a medium appropriate to its content and ambitions.
A tonal mess and its inconsistencies make it a frustrating viewing experience.
This superficial and lightweight approach might make for adequate TV viewing but it functions more as a clumsy tease than a satisfying motion picture.
Plodding, repetitive, replete with technobabble nonsense and lifeless action, this is easily the worst-written of any of the 20 to-date MCU offerings.
A hard-to-swallow drama about sibling rivalry, mental illness, and bad therapy, it's cobbled together using clichés and contrivances.
Despite an interesting premise, it fails to deliver much beyond a gradual descent into disinterest and watch-checking.
"American Assassin" is as generic an espionage thriller as you’re likely to find.