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Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar. 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.
Action Adventure Fantasy - This video game-based film is an action adventure, but with its high
class cast, it has more serious drama than most movies based on
games. Fans of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard will enjoy,
but other recognizable stars such as Jeremy Irons, Charlotte
Rampling, and Brendan Gleeson have only smaller roles. While rated
PG-13, there is a bit of violence that makes the film not for kids.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average It looks like a great deal of money was spent which makes the result - little more than a glorified video game tie-in - so depressing. The bottom line is the same with this movie as with nearly every other member of its sub-genre: don't bother venturing out to see the movie; stay home and play the game instead.
Roger EbertFull Review Below Average For a moment, "Assassin's Creed" looks like it's about to get interesting. That moment does not last, however, since the filmmakers are more concerned with storytelling mechanics than in the story they're telling. Gamers may enjoy "Assassin's Creed," but everyone else's patience will be tested.
NY PostFull Review Poor ...perhaps all of this will be thrilling for fans who've played it. The rest of us, I imagine, may come out of this film invigorated with a creed of our own: Avoid movies based on video games.
Rolling StoneFull Review Above Average By showing signs of intelligent life in a universe of diseased, digital drivel, Assassin's Creed stands above the herd of movies based on video games by default. Given the low-bar status of the genre, that's not saying much...
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 31 moviegoers:
TEENS: Just over half the males loved "Assassin's Creed" with another 20% indicating that they enjoyed it very much. Surprisingly, nearly 30% rated it just "average," which for this type of movie is a low review from these moviegoers.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it, two rated it "above average" and one felt it was an "average" movie. The seven female reviews are very mixed. Three loved "Assassin's Creed," two enjoyed it very much rating it "above average," one rated it "average" and one actually disliked it, rating it "poor."
ADULTS: Two of the five males indicated that they enjoyed it very much and the three others felt it was an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable). The ladies actually enjoyed "Assassin's Creed" more than the guys. Two indicated that they loved it and two enjoyed it very much.