• Assassin's Creed (2016)

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Assassin's Creed

Release Date: December 21st, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

Cal Lynch travels back in time to 15th-century Spain through a revolutionary technology that unlocks the genetic memories contained in his DNA. There, he lives out the experiences of Aguilar de Nerha, a distant relative who's also a member of the Assassins, a secret society that fights to protect free will from the power-hungry Templar Order. Transformed by the past, Cal begins to gain the knowledge and physical skills necessary to battle the oppressive organization in the present.

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Rampling, Michael Kenneth Williams, Denis Ménochet, Ariane Labed

Director: Justin Kurzel

Genres: Action, Adventure

Production Co: Regency Enterprises, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, DMC Film

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Engaging, Transformation, Soldier, Cool, Doctor

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Assassin’s Creed makes you actively work for its pleasures, and it’s heartening to see a film of this scale that’s strange and ambitious and doesn’t spoon-feed viewers every little detail. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen Daily

    Assassin’s Creed is nearly wall-to-wall violence, but Kurzel reveals an eye for widescreen composition that, paired with Christopher Tellefsen’s efficient, hyperactive editing, gives the film the tenor of a sophisticated graphic novel. show more

  • 30
    Harry WindsorThe Hollywood Reporter

    Assassin’s Creed is resolutely stone-faced, ditching the humdrum quips that are par for the course in today's blockbusters. But this is almost two hours of convoluted hokum that might have benefited from a few self-deflating jabs. show more

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