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Assassin's Creed (2016)



Critic Consensus: Assassin's Creed is arguably better made (and certainly better cast) than most video game adaptations; unfortunately, the CGI-fueled end result still is still a joylessly overplotted slog.

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Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. ASSASSIN'S CREED stars Academy Award (R) nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth); produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall; co-financed by RatPac Entertainment and Alpha Pictures; and distributed by 20th Century Fox. ASSASSIN'S CREED opens in theaters worldwide on December 21st, 2016.

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Michael Fassbender
as Cal Lynch/Aguilar de Nerha
Brendan Gleeson
as Joseph Lynch
Khalid Abdalla
as Sultan Muhammad XII
Carlos Bardem
as Benedicto
Javier Gutiérrez
as Tomas de Torquemada
Essie Davis
as Mary Lynch
Julio Jordan
as General Ramirez
Angus Brown
as Young Cal
Kemaal Deen-Ellis
as Prince Ahmed
Thomas Camilleri
as King Ferdinand
Marysia S. Peres
as Queen Isabella
Jeff Mash
as Prison Warden
James Sobol Kelly
as Priest (Father Raymond)
Gabriel Andreu
as Christopher Columbus
Yuric Allison
as Muhammad's Official
Joe Kennard
as Abstergo Guard
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Critic Reviews for Assassin's Creed

All Critics (206) | Top Critics (29)

An over-cast video game movie.

December 23, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Assassin's Creed mistakenly assumes that the plot is the most important element of its source material. Actually, it's the least.

December 23, 2016 | Rating: D | Full Review…

I suppose you could say the film made me slightly more likely to play one of the games, but only because I'd do just about anything before I saw this movie again.

December 22, 2016 | Full Review…

Obtuse, narratively incoherent, and ultimately frustrating, it stands as another example of how hard it is to make a good mainstream movie out of a popular computer game.

December 22, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

[A] wan video-game adaptation revolving around some Knights Templar nonsense.

December 22, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

In the game-to-film genre - which includes such memorable disasters as "Silent Hill" and "Hitman 47" - this is yet another disorganized, incoherent, nearly unwatchable entry.

December 22, 2016 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Assassin's Creed

I have the advantage of multiple Assassin's Creed games under my belt, and even to me it was nonsense. Wastes an INCREDIBLE cast on what will wind up contributing to the seemingly never-ending pile of lacklustre videogame adaptations.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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I had huge expectations for this one and yet again the video game to movie doesn't translate. It is a simple case of the right story being created for the film, just make the game with all the plot points. I know as a fan of games I would like to show someone else who doesn't game why it's so awesome. These movies are making it hard to showcase the dynamic game story that eats away hours of my life. This was tedious and boring, the games aren't boring so why the drastic shakeup here?

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

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A cast to die for and a couple of set action pieces do not make a whole movie as this outing well proves, although Cotilliard could melt a glacier with her eyes.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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