American Ultra Reviews

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November 10, 2015
It's a very August sort of movie, the kind that benefits from low, lax expectations.
August 24, 2015
Nourizadeh, working with a script by Max Landis, plays Mike's bloody violence like visual guitar riffs, and approaches the martial-arts set pieces with heavily underlined wit.
August 21, 2015
The movie evaporates in the mind, but Stewart and Eisenberg have real movie-star chemistry.
August 21, 2015
The action-movie absurdity is still in place, but so is Landis' muddy-bloody touch: by the end, Eisenberg's face is a purple, swollen wreck, and rightly so.
August 21, 2015
The movie has the sleepy vibe of some of those scuzzy '90s crime thrillers. It aspires to Natural Born Killers, but has barely enough competence to get close to something like Feeling Minnesota.
August 21, 2015
As misfires go, American Ultra can at least claim not to be boring.
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.
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