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High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a world of selfies, emojis, snaps and sexts. But when their town of Salem is besieged by a massive data hack, resulting in half the citizens' private info spewed into the public view, the community descends into anarchy. Lily is targeted after being falsely blamed for the hack—and bands together with her friends to survive a long, blood-soaked night.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Assassination Nation juggles exploitation and socially aware elements with mixed results, but genre fans may find it too stylish and viscerally energetic to ignore.
Confessions From A Geek Mind
Born and fuelled in the climate of #MeToo and #TimesUp, Assassination Nation is a timely examination on femininity, double standards and blame culture within the current cauldron of America's societal, political and ethical problems.
August 27, 2020
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Common Sense Says
Brutal, violent, intense dark satire about human hysteria.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Assassination Nation is a very dark satire about how mob mentality and mass hysteria spread through social media. The movie's extremely strong, over-the-top graphic violence includes lots of gun use/shooting, death (including suicide), and blood (vats of it). There are many other acts of violence and killings that involve a variety of weapons, from a shovel to a nail gun. Characters also discuss pedophiles and joke about rape. Teens have sex (no nudity) and are shown in revealing outfits, and there's constant explicit sex talk. Language is nonstop, with constant use of "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," and many more. Teens drink and smoke pot at parties. Social media is a big part of the plot, and many platforms (Instagram especially) are mentioned by name. A transgender teen character is played by a transgender actress. It's fascinating, but it's also so intense and brutal that it comes with its own comic (but true) disclaimer about its adult content.
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- Genre:Action, Comedy
- Release Date:September 21, 2018
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
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