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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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Trivia

After the hack, and the main four characters are at Em's place, as the camera pans up to the bedroom window, you hear the line "Dad. I didn't know your size, so I guessed." This is a reference to the movie Hackers (1995). See more »

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Referenced in Box Office: Episode dated 23 November 2018 (2018) See more »

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A Nation Of Hyperbole: Extreme Style And Politics Vs. Balanced Story
22 September 2018 | by rgkarimSee all my reviews

Robbie K back with an abbreviated movie review as we cover a movie with a lot more bite, slander, and just about any sort of graphic violence you can think of. Tonight, we review:

Movie: Assassination Nation (2018)

Director: Sam Levinson Writer: Sam Levinson Stars: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse



LIKES: Acting Has Guts To Tackle Issues Fast Pace Special Effects/Costumes/Make Up Solid Political Points

DISLIKES: Too Dark/Graphic Too Forceful Little Story No Good Characters (everyone rotten) Ridiculous Hyperbole Lacking Action

VERDICT:

Assassination Nation, gets points for its brazen, fearless addressing of the political hot topics that are hitting the media. The girls are portrayed well, subjugated to a lot of hard-hitting scenarios that will leave many uncomfortable. In addition to solid acting, the movie works well with special effects and a fast pace to stoke the chaotic fires that light up from the start of this movie. It is going to speak deeply to people who like extreme, political stand points, with each character holding some outlying personality quirk to jump on board with. Yet, the movie fails to impress me because of how in your face, political warfare it is, making sure to be extremely liberal in its approaches to address all the wrong in the world. If that's not enough, for me I had issues with getting behind the characters who had little that was good about them, and seeing the dark, intense montages of stupid antics, sexual promiscuity, and drug abuse did not make for the most engaging material. As all of these aspects were blown to large proportions, the darker, gore filled edge they injected brought the shock value, but failed to add to the story. And finally, when the moment came to use that ridiculousness to make our "heroines" fight the good fight, the action turned into short lived, anti-climactic skirmishes that mostly looked to blood instead of moves. Overall, the movie succeeds in its mission to shock you into engaging with the political qualms that this film is loaded with. If you are ready to put yourself into that setting and test your patience and character with the extreme ideas and scenes in this film, then this is the movie for you. Otherwise, skip this shallow plot film and revisit a classic, because there is better use of time then the gore fest this movie is.

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Action/Comedy/Crime: 5.5 Movie Overall: 4.0


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