With its release nearly here, reviews for American Assassin are now pouring in, and the reception has been decidedly mixed. Starting off, CinemaBlend's own Conner Schwerdtfeger was lukewarm towards American Assassin in his review, criticizing the movie for its shallow plot, but also praising its technical achievements and two of the leads.
Light on plot but heavy on action, American Assassin is mostly forgettable but works well enough when it focuses on the dynamic between Michael Keaton and Dylan O'Brien.
Variety's Amy Nicholson echoed that sentiment, noting that the American Assassin adaptation is unable to match the grit of Vince Flynn's original book and that the main character, Mitch Rapp, fails to impress.
American Assassin is so close-mouthed and macho that it blends in with Bourne, Bond and Taken's Brian Mills. Rapp can blast his way through Turkey --- but this sullen, swollen hero can't elbow those box office heavyweights to make room.Read more at Cinemablend