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Assassination Nation (2018)

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After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

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Sam Levinson

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Sam Levinson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Odessa Young ... Lily
Abra ... Em
Suki Waterhouse ... Sarah
Hari Nef ... Bex
Colman Domingo ... Principal Turrell
Danny Ramirez ... Diamond
Joel McHale ... Nick Mathers
Maude Apatow ... Grace
Cody Christian ... Johnny
Bill Skarsgård ... Mark
Cullen Moss ... Mayor Bartlett
Bella Thorne ... Reagan
Kelvin Harrison Jr. ... Mason
Anika Noni Rose ... Nance
Jeff Pope ... Officer Richter
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After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves.

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You asked for it, America.


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Rated R for disturbing bloody violence, strong sexual material including menace, pervasive language, and for drug and alcohol use - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassination Nation See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,050,021, 23 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,959,204, 21 October 2018
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2.39 : 1
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The town in the film is named Salem. There are many parallels between the hysteria during Salem Witch Trials and the events in this film. See more »

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Features Zubekô banchô: zange no neuchi mo nai (1971) See more »

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An Awful Bore
24 September 2018 | by pigguluSee all my reviews

Tries way to hard to be edgy and poignant with the incessant hypersexualization and teen dream drama that completely dominates the 1st half, but it's all just numbingly dull. The characters are neither exciting nor memorable, and while some have a few ideological points to make, none of them actually make you care. Except for Joel McHale, who is all-around awesome :).

The story itself doesn't do them any favors, either. The leaps in mob paranoia and violence make no sense, and though one can argue such things aren't rational in the first place, in here they really make no sense. Especially when it comes to the heroines being blamed and targeted for everything, despite no reasonable inklings or motives as to how they could be responsible for anything. And the ending is as dumb as can be.

Don't be fooled by the film being billed as a cross between "Heathers" and "The Purge" since it shares practically nothing with the two. Don't get intrigued by the trailers (which, I'll admit, are good). Don't waste your time and money on this.


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