American Assassin

American Assassin
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 51min
  • 18
  • Directed by: Michael Cuesta
  • Cast: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, Shiva Negar
  • UK release: 14 September 2017

Mitch Rapp (O’Brien) is an orphan whose fiancée is murdered by terrorists; he’s then recruited as a CIA killer. The first in a planned franchise manages to make one of the freshest political thrillers in years, with inventive production design, strong set pieces and a great supporting cast (Keaton, Lathan, Suchet, Kitsch).

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American Assassin

13 Sep 20174 stars

Michael Keaton has fun in an unpredictable and well-crafted political thriller from Michael Cuesta

How do you create an interesting political thriller in what's become an exhausted sub-genre? Throw money at it? Hone the plot? Pay attention to detail? Insert nifty action sequences? Have a proper cast? Luckily American Assassin, the first in a planned…

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