Vince Flynn

He's lean. He's mean. He's angry. And he's out to save the world in 'American Assassin'

He's lean. He's mean. He's angry. And he's out to save the world in 'American Assassin'

Though unstoppable CIA killing machine Mitch Rapp made his fearsome reputation by being unconventional, "American Assassin" takes the opposite tack.

The first film to be made from the late Vince Flynn's hugely popular series of novels, "American Assassin" is a serviceable, workman-like thriller that makes the familiar as involving as its going to get. It demonstrates that even Jason Bourne lite is better than no Bourne at all, if you're in the mood.

Directed by Michael Cuesta, a filmmaker with indie credentials best known for his work on TV's "Homeland," "Dexter" and "Six Feet Under," "American Assassin" comes by...

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