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American Assassin

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    80
    from 4 reviewers
  • American Assassin
    2017
    112 min
    R
    2K Upscale
    HDR10
    Dolby Vision
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Michael Cuesta

    Actors: Dylan O'Brien, Charlotte Vega, Christopher Bomford, Chris Webster

    Plot: After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

    Disc Release Date: 5 December 2017

    • Video
      88
    • Audio
      88
    • Extra
      63
    • Movie
      64

    all scores

    • Video
      90
    • American Assassin infiltrates 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray with an impressive HEVC / H.265 encoded 2160p transfer. The UHD Blu-ray was reviewed on a Samsung UE55KS8000 Ultra HD TV and a Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra...

    • Audio
      90
    • The accompanying Dolby Atmos track is founded upon an outstanding Dolby TrueHD 7.1 core which provides a wonderfully immersive backing for the feature, drawing you in with exhilarating action sequences...

    • Extra
      60
    • Although not the universal rule for them, Lionsgate are still one of the rare studios that, more often than not, actually bother to port the extras over to the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc proper, rather than...

    • Movie
      60
    • American Assassin introduces the world to Mitch Rapp, a blend of Jason Bourne, Jack Reacher and Jack Ryan, with a healthy serving of 18-rated violence. Based on the 11th entry in a series of books by the...

    • Total
      80
    • Defined by its unusual affinity for violence, and largely worth seeing for the presence of Michael Keaton's force of nature mentor, American Assassin is otherwise quite derivative, but enjoyable nonetheless....

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • American Assassin is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.39:1. As I stated in our American Assassin Blu-ray review, while the IMDb lists that this was digitally captured...

    • Audio
      100
    • The 4K UHD disc features the same extremely effective Dolby Atmos track described in our American Assassin Blu-ray review....

    • Extra
      50
    • The 4K UHD disc commendably includes all of the supplements detailed in our American Assassin Blu-ray review. The 1080p Blu-ray disc included in this package obviously also includes all of the same supplements....

    • Movie
      60
    • In an interview included on both the 4K UHD disc and 1080p Blu-ray disc included in this release, Michael Keaton alleges he's never played a "badass" quite like the Stan Hurley character he essays in American...

    • Total
      70
    • You've probably seen a lot of what takes place in American Assassin in any number of other films, but this outing's predictability doesn't completely scuttle the excitement of several nicely staged set...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • The action thriller takes aim at Ultra HD Blu-ray but sadly misses from hitting a perfect bullseye. Nevertheless, the fight against terrorism comes equipped with an outstanding HEVC H.265 encode in Dolby...

    • Audio
      80
    • On the audio frontlines, the super-secret special ops run into action armed with the same excellent Dolby Atmos soundtrack though it sadly leaves much to be desired during the most explosive set pieces....

    • Extra
      30
    • Alamo Drafthouse Q&A (HD, 26 min): An interview discussion on the production with stars Dylan O'Brien and Taylor Kitsch recorded after a special screening.Transfer of Power (HD, 14 min): Kitsch returns...

    • Movie
      30
    • Throughout the late 90s and into the early 21st Century, a series of critical and financial flops relegated Michael Keaton's career from marquee headliner to supporting character appearances, even coming...

    • Total
      60
    • American Assassin is a misguided and mind-numbingly mediocre espionage thriller that practically runs through a checklist of clichéd plot devices while also feeling familiar to every movie of the subgenre....

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      91
    • For those not familiar with the details regarding Ultra HD Blu-ray you can refer to my article that includes some pertinent data on the subject. Here is the link: Ultra HD Blu-ray Has Come to AVS Forum...

    • Audio
      88
    • Extra
    • Disc 1: American Assassin Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: American Assassin Blu-ray “Target Acquired: Creating an American Assassin” Featurette Finding Mitch Rapp: Dylan O’Brien” Featurette Transfer of Power:...

    • Movie
    • I haven’t read any of the books featuring the character of Mitch Rapp so going into this film I could only go by what was presented in the scripting. American Assassin is an espionage thriller that ticks...

    • Total
      90
    • It comes to Blu-ray in this Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, featuring an excellent Ultra HD video rendering (which includes Dolby Vision HDR), top notch high definition video,...

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