American Ultra

American Ultra

American Ultra

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart reteam (after the underrated Adventureland) with this action-comedy about a couple of stoners whose lives are interrupted when a government operation descends upon their small town with the aim of wiping them out.

Pothead Mike (Eisenberg), on the verge of asking his live-in girlfriend (Stewart) to marry him, discovers he is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. As his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero.

2015Rating: R1696 minsUSA
ActionComedy
91%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Too often plays like an earnest yet unsatisfying adaptation of a cult graphic novel, with most of the charm lost in translation.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Artless and unpleasant, this is the kind of late-summer swill that gives August a bad name.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Expect a diverting summer action adventure with occasional laughs, not a diverting stoner comedy with occasional action.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The movie simply doesn't know if it wants to be Jason Bourne or Cheech and Chong.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Eisenberg and Stewart stay appealing to the last. The movie, not so much.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A genre mash that's mildly amusing until it can't think of anything else to do besides flop around in the deep end of conspicuous gore.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Even though Eisenberg also shares a great rapport with Stewart... [it] just cannot hold a coherent connection to viewers when it truly must.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Check your brain at the popcorn-butter pump in the lobby and enjoy it.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A potential cult item in the making, American Ultra may be an acquired taste but it's chocful of invention.

3.0
0

Not bad

funny at points, a few holes, but not a bad film

3.0
0

Fun

Apart from a few tonal conflicts and plot inconsistencies this is an awesome, cool, funny, ORIGINAL and fun movie that if you take for what it is, is more than a good time. Oh and Bill Pullman.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Too often plays like an earnest yet unsatisfying adaptation of a cult graphic novel, with most of the charm lost in translation.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Artless and unpleasant, this is the kind of late-summer swill that gives August a bad name.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Expect a diverting summer action adventure with occasional laughs, not a diverting stoner comedy with occasional action.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The movie simply doesn't know if it wants to be Jason Bourne or Cheech and Chong.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Eisenberg and Stewart stay appealing to the last. The movie, not so much.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A genre mash that's mildly amusing until it can't think of anything else to do besides flop around in the deep end of conspicuous gore.

0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

Even though Eisenberg also shares a great rapport with Stewart... [it] just cannot hold a coherent connection to viewers when it truly must.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Check your brain at the popcorn-butter pump in the lobby and enjoy it.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A potential cult item in the making, American Ultra may be an acquired taste but it's chocful of invention.

3.0
0

Not bad

funny at points, a few holes, but not a bad film

3.0
0

Fun

Apart from a few tonal conflicts and plot inconsistencies this is an awesome, cool, funny, ORIGINAL and fun movie that if you take for what it is, is more than a good time. Oh and Bill Pullman.

3.0
0