ReelViews for 'ACTION' movies
Succeeds in assembling the title team and getting the internal dynamic right but fails in crafting a memorable or imposing villain.
A little like "The Purge" in an office building with the best moments coming in the early-going.
Although a little too long, this bottled adrenaline delivers the kind of jolt that will excite action/samurai fans.
Boasts a lighter tone but regurgitates the basic story of every other superhero team-up.
Although sporadically amusing, it feels like a 20-minute short that was expanded to feature length to its considerable detriment.
As far as it goes, the first film is an enjoyable space opera but, as a stand-alone, it doesn’t work.
Although there are individual moments that snap, crackle, and pop, the production as a whole is bloated and at times even a little tedious.
"American Assassin" is as generic an espionage thriller as you’re likely to find.
Undone by a litany of bad decisions and the underlying weakness of the core material.
Exactly what the average movie-goer would expect from something with this title and these actors and, judged on that basis, it rarely misfires.