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American Ultra

American Ultra

Action, Comedy

A stoner - who is in fact a government agent - is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle.

The critical consensus

Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg front this witty and energetic action-comedy.

***(*)(*)Katherine McLaughlin, The List, 31/08/2015

A sweet love story, with CIA-sponsored gas attacks.

****(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 03/09/2015

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart still spark off each other but this highly derivative story of a pothead being pursued by the CIA is a dud.

**(*)(*)(*)Henry Barnes, The Guardian, 03/09/2015

American Ultra should have activated its comic instincts, not its action ones.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 05/09/2015

It is a so-so idea as amnesiac assassins are a bit passé, but could work if it was very funny.

**(*)(*)(*)Henry Fitzherbert, Sunday Express, 06/09/2015

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart brave an anarchic mish-mash with lots of violence but few laughs.

**(*)(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 06/09/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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