American Ultra Reviews

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January 10, 2020
Stewart and Eisenberg seem like they're having a blast, and hanging out with them for 90 minutes makes American Ultra a good time.
October 16, 2019
Despite the gaffs in tonal consistency, this movie, and it's funky little love story, deserves to find it's cult audience.
September 11, 2019
The film does not tell anything, and none of its gags become as funny or playful as in 'Pineapple Express'. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 20, 2019
American Ultra lands glancing blows when it should be jamming a soup spoon right in the jugular.
May 2, 2019
Excessively violent and gory without needing to be, American Ultra never quite realizes which path it wants to take and leaves you ultimately unsatisfied.
January 18, 2019
A promising start that quickly evolves into a convoluted mess of blood and gore.
November 1, 2018
American Ultra looks like a wacky mash-up with unique ideas, but underneath it doesn't actually have anything new to say; it is the cinematic equivalent of a hipster.
October 31, 2018
A breezy enough diversion (albeit, an insanely violent diversion) that does some clever things with its core conceit. Not necessarily "ultra," but okay.
August 29, 2018
A paranoid rant against government surveillance and a scathing indictment of a brainwashed society.
December 3, 2017
Even the violence lacks creativity, and simply revolves around disposable soldiers getting whacked with traumatic force simply so buckets of CGI blood can distract the audience into thinking that this movie is awesome
October 26, 2017
It's all very silly, tonally uneven and eventually a bit tedious.
October 10, 2017
Individual scenes work well, but they amount to a disjointed whole, thanks to Nima Nourizadeh's direction.
September 25, 2017
American Ultra's stoner rambles are every bit as precise as they were with Aaron Sorkin's zingers in The Social Network, and it's a total pleasure to not be subjected to another drooling stoner clich.
August 16, 2017
Kristen Stewart can play tough without having to kick ass in a cat suit, but her one great fight scene was too late in the film and too spare to match her potential.
August 14, 2017
Without the reuniting Adventureland pair Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg as the leads, the film could have easily been just another dumb stoner action film with moderate laughs.
February 24, 2017
American Ultra, built upon ridiculous premise and casting, is not only the funniest but unexpectedly one of the best action movies of the summer.
August 13, 2016
American Ultra reworks The Bourne Identity as a slacker comedy with a killer punchline.
June 11, 2016
Re-title it 'The Bong Identity;' an over the top, silly grind-house-level violent spy-spoof, played very earnestly by Eisenberg and Stewart to surprisingly good comic effect.
June 8, 2016
American Ultra plays like an episode of Homeland for people too stoned to process the plot of a SpongeBob SquarePants episode.
May 27, 2016
A loud, ugly, slapdash combination of action movie, pot comedy, criminal romance, and conspiracy thriller - and about as lumpy and ungainly as you'd imagine such a stew would be.
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