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Assassin's Creed (2016)

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Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.

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Justin Kurzel

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... Cal Lynch / Aguilar
Marion Cotillard ... Sofia
Jeremy Irons ... Rikkin
Brendan Gleeson ... Joseph Lynch
Charlotte Rampling ... Ellen Kaye
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Moussa (as Michael K. Williams)
Denis Ménochet ... McGowan (as Denis Menochet)
Ariane Labed ... Maria
Khalid Abdalla ... Sultan Muhammad XII
Essie Davis ... Cal's Mother
Matias Varela ... Emir
Callum Turner ... Nathan
Carlos Bardem ... Benedicto
Javier Gutiérrez ... Torquemada
Hovik Keuchkerian ... Ojeda
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Storyline

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar de Nerha, 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. Written by ahmetkozan

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Nothing is True. Everything is Permitted. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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According to Michael Fassbender, the main approach in creating this film was to respect many things from the games but at the same time to give it a personal touch. See more »

Goofs

In the opening sequences exploring Cal's background before being taken to Abstergo - Madrid, (time code- 8.34, text reads "30 years later") the text that reads "Huntsville Department of Criminal Justice, Texas USA" is incorrect. This is not the geographical location for Huntsville, Texas. The Prison facility appears to be a representation of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Huntsville Unit. This is due to the notable inclusion of the solid wall surrounding the facility as well as the construction of several of the buildings inside the compound. The Huntsville Unit is also home to the state death chamber and houses death row offenders just prior to their execution. However, the Huntsville Unit (a.k.a. The Walls) is actually constructed of red brick and was opened around 1850 so it an older looking facility. The unit is also located in the center of the downtown area of Huntsville, TX. This city is located approximately 70 miles north of Houston, TX and is home to Sam Houston State University as well as 5 prison facilities located within its city limits. See more »

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[first lines]
Title Card: For centuries, the order of the Knights Templar have searched for the mythical Apple of Eden. They believe it contains not only the seeds of man's first disobedience, but the key to the free will itself. If they find the relic and decode its secrets, they will have the power to control all freedom of thought. Only the brotherhood called the Assassins stands in their way...
Title Card: Andalucia, Spain, 1492
Hooded Man: [in Latin] The Inquisition has finally delivered Spain to the Templars. Sultan Muhammad ...
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Connections

Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: Assassin's Creed (2018) See more »

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Young Cal
Written by Jed Kurzel
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Very Enjoyable
6 January 2017 | by RinetteSee all my reviews

I have not played the Assassin's Creed games. However, this movie did not make me feel as though I needed to have played them in order to understand or enjoy the film.

The cinematography was great, and there were some magnificent aerial views of 15th century Spain along with modern day. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard both gave excellent performances, managing to deliver the occasional corny, melodramatic dialogue with poise, and the supporting cast were equally great in their roles. Despite the occasional cheese, this film had some excellent dialogue that were thoughtful and poignant - unexpected in a fantasy action movie! Speaking of action - this was the best part of the movie. Gorgeous choreography, and I loved all the various weaponry and free running.

This is by no means an award winning film, but overall it was incredibly enjoyable, and I don't think it quite deserves the negativity critics and fans of the games are giving it.


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USA | France | UK | Hong Kong | Taiwan | Malta

Language:

English | Spanish | Arabic

Release Date:

21 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,278,225, 25 December 2016

Gross USA:

$54,647,948

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$240,697,856
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Dolby Digital | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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