Assassination Nation Reviews

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October 9, 2018
The older you are, the harder it will be to digest Levinson's vexatious film. The powerful message of female empowerment is sadly diluted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 21, 2018
What could be something angry and potent about male entitlement and female anger is left feeling cheap; using issues of today to become no more than a viral 110 minute video.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 21, 2018
What if a rich white man reclaimed Salem, Mass for ostracized and victimized women by creating an outrageous, violent yarn about our out-of-control, whatever world?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
November 2, 2018
Did I laugh a certain bitter laughter at some of the on-the-nose jokes? Indeed. But did the deeply ingrained glibness of the final scene burn up what was left of my goodwill toward this movie? Just about.
September 27, 2018
While Assassination Nation soars in its examinations of gender dynamics and abuse of various forms, it falters in the mechanics of how the story focuses the wrath of the leaks squarely at the feet of our four heroines.
October 8, 2018
Levinson's parody veers very quickly away from critique, into complicity.
November 26, 2018
Assassination Nation has the seed of a good idea at its core, but as a satire on social media and Donald Trump's intolerant America it is about as subtle as a laptop falling on your head from a great height.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 21, 2018
Enough with the feminism-as-male-titillation, please.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 28, 2018
What initially feels like a film about feminist millennial angst quickly devolves into a slasher flick that tries to make an overtly obvious statement about the dangers of social media.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 27, 2018
By trying to do everything, it feels like nothing is accomplished.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 13, 2018
Levinson is smart enough to know better while also apparently being brazen enough not to really care.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
November 27, 2018
Such literal storytelling doesn't logically or tonally mesh with later scenes of mass hysteria, violence, and absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
September 5, 2018
How much of a kick you might get out of Assassination Nation depends on whether you think the words "trigger warning" count as a punchline or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 21, 2018
Levinson's film vaguely shelters a compelling story about today's unforgiving online mob mentality beneath its convoluted layers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 20, 2018
Dude really tried to mansplain the virgin/whore paradigm in the midst of this exploitative claptrap.
December 9, 2018
It's about as edgy as a perfect sphere.
January 26, 2018
A convoluted mash-up of well-worn provocations whose most consistent ideology is being obnoxious.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 19, 2018
This wannabe-satire about high-school girls coping with a hometown devolving into hacker-created chaos is possibly the year's most obnoxious release.
December 29, 2018
A black comedy that gets too heavy to be light and too dumb to be bright.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 21, 2018
From privacy and fame to sex, hacking scandals and Instagram, "Assassination Nation" takes on a laundry list of hot topics and rolls its eyes at all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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