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.
The lack of a clear direction and vision leads to something haphazard, sloppy, and not remotely viscerally compelling.
Its greater ambitions don’t make it a better movie - just a longer and more pretentious one.