Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed
  • PG-13
  • 1h 56m
  • 2016
Rotten18%
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Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in this action-adventure film based on the critically acclaimed video game franchise. Through a technology that unlocks his memories, Callum (Fassbender) discovers he is a descendant of an ancient line of Assassins and amasses lethal skills to take on the oppressive Templar Order.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten18%
Critics 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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San Diego Reader
Matthew Lickona
Rotten

An over-cast video game movie.

June 25, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Darren Franich
Rotten

Assassin's Creed mistakenly assumes that the plot is the most important element of its source mate...

June 25, 2017
Slate
Jonathan L. Fischer
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I suppose you could say the film made me slightly more likely to play one of the games, but only b...

June 25, 2017
Globe and Mail
Barry Hertz
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[A] wan video-game adaptation revolving around some Knights Templar nonsense.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Confusing, boring, violent video game-based movie.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Assassin's Creed is a fantasy action movie based on the popular video game series. As in the games, the main issue here is violence -- although the movie is far less brutally gory than the games. Still, there are several battles with knives, slicing, and stabbing, bows and arrows, and some dead bodies, including a mother, who's found by her son. The same boy performs a dangerous stunt on his bike and crashes. Capital punishment is depicted, and a man grabs a woman roughly by the neck. Language is infrequent but includes uses of "f--k" and "s--t." The main male character (Michael Fassbender) is shirtless for about half the movie, and there are references to a "pimp" and to "drug addicts." Fans of the game may enjoy the movie, but otherwise, it's a confusing, humorless, boring mess.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Date:December 21, 2016
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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