Assassin's Creed
Assassin's Creed (2016)

Through a revolutionary technology that unlocks his genetic memories, Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) experiences the adventures of his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. Callum discovers he is descended from a mysterious secret… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 21, 2016
DVD Release Date: March 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 18% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Assassin's Creed is arguably better made (and certainly better cast) than most video game adaptations; unfortunately, the CGI-fueled end result still is still a joylessly overplotted slog.

Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

An over-cast video game movie.

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James Berardinelli

Obtuse, narratively incoherent, and ultimately frustrating, it stands as another example of how hard it is to make a good mainstream movie out of a popular computer game.

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Arantxa Luna
Butaca Ancha

The story is fragile but entertaining, with enough rhythm for almost two hours... [Full review in Spanish]

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Darren Franich
Entertainment Weekly

Assassin's Creed mistakenly assumes that the plot is the most important element of its source material. Actually, it's the least.

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Barry Hertz
Globe and Mail

[A] wan video-game adaptation revolving around some Knights Templar nonsense.

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Toby Woollaston
New Zealand Herald

Quibbles aside, Assassin's Creed operates as an adequate summer blockbuster, perfectly serviceable for fans of the video game series.

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Jonathan L. Fischer

I suppose you could say the film made me slightly more likely to play one of the games, but only because I'd do just about anything before I saw this movie again.

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Rafer Guzman

In the game-to-film genre - which includes such memorable disasters as "Silent Hill" and "Hitman 47" - this is yet another disorganized, incoherent, nearly unwatchable entry.

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Al Hoff
Pittsburgh City Paper

Fassbender must play Assassin's Creed non-stop. It's the only explanation for why he'd sign on to this mess.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
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Brendan Nicholls
I had huge expectations for this one and yet again the video game to movie doesn't translate. It is a simple case of the right story being created for the… More
KJ Proulx
At this point, if you go into a film based on a popular video game, you are surely going to be letdown in some capacity. Whether or not a franchise like… More
Jacob Smith
Assassin's Creed is a pure waste in every sense of the word. They waste an entire video game franchise, they waste an arsenal of heavyweight actors by… More
Gimly M.
I have the advantage of multiple Assassin's Creed games under my belt, and even to me it was nonsense. Wastes an INCREDIBLE cast on what will wind up… More
Jamie Clarke
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