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American Ultra (2015)

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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.

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Nima Nourizadeh

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Max Landis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Eisenberg ... Mike Howell
Kristen Stewart ... Phoebe Larson
Topher Grace ... Adrian Yates
Connie Britton ... Victoria Lasseter
Walton Goggins ... Laugher
John Leguizamo ... Rose
Bill Pullman ... Krueger
Tony Hale ... Petey Douglas
Stuart Greer ... Sheriff Watts
Michael Papajohn ... Otis
Monique Ganderton ... Crane
Nash Edgerton ... Beedle
Paul Andrew O'Connor Paul Andrew O'Connor ... Diesel
Freddie Poole ... Potter
Ilram Choi ... Newton
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Storyline

Small-town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA. Written by Mr.Moiz

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, drug use and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Switzerland | USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

21 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Ultra See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,454,284, 23 August 2015

Gross USA:

$14,440,985

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,139,524
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Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1 | Dolby Digital | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In one of the earlier shots it shows Mike and Phoebe watching television, on the television it shows a parrot this is most likely a reference to when Jesse Eisenberg played a macaw named "Blu" in Rio (2011). See more »

Goofs

When the CIA kill squad tracks Mile to Rose's house they pump poison gas through the air conditioner. The hose is shown lying next to the air condenser on the outside of the house. However, the condenser does not pull air in the house. In a residential HVAC system is recirculated through the house. The condenser just cools the refrigerant to the coil. See more »

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[first lines]
CIA Interrogator: Where do you want to begin?
Mike Howell: [thinking, seeing flashbacks] Dustpan. Spoon. Noodles. Bear. Frying pan. Fire. Apollo Ape. "Marry Me."Where did it all begin?
Mike Howell: Okay, it started three days ago, in the town of Liman, West Virginia. It's where I lived with my girlfriend, Phoebe. She is the only good thing that's ever happened to me. I honestly cannot even remember my life before her. We were the perfect fucked-up couple. She was perfect, and I was the fuck-up. And we were really, really ...
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The Vidiot Reviews...
16 November 2015 | by capone666See all my reviews

American Ultra

The best thing about being a sleeper agent is you don't have to attend your agency's Christmas party.

In fact, the unknowing agent in this action-comedy doesn't even have to check-in.

Convenient store clerk Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) divides his time up between working, drawing cartoons, and getting high with his girlfriend Phoebe (Kristen Stewart).

But when an eager operative (Topher Grace) orders the assassination of project Ultra's last remaining sleeper, Ultra's mastermind (Connie Britton) locates Mike and activates him moments before the cleanup crew arrives.

With access to his CIA training, Mike is now equipped to take on the elite killers invading his small town.

While the action is certainly rapid fire and somewhat inventive, the film's simplistic plot line fails to find its purpose. As for the acting, both leads are unable to emote any believable emotions.

Incidentally, it's not until agents are activated that they start getting paid.

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