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Stoner-action film 'American Ultra' sounds fun, but the critics just say no

Stoner-action film 'American Ultra' sounds fun, but the critics just say no

Like the many cautionary tales regarding recreational drug use, "American Ultra" fails to live up to its potential. The stoner-action movie seems to have missed the mark with critics, earning it a 44% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as an anxiety-ridden store clerk, whose main concern is proposing to his girlfriend (Kristen Stewart), one day discovering he has a secret past (and skills) when that past comes to try to eliminate him. Though it is generally agreed that "American Ultra" has all the makings to be a hit -- starting from its premise and including its strong cast -- the film ultimately burns out before reaching its full high as a stoner...

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