Assassination Nation Reviews

October 19, 2018
Assassination Nation has got a little of the teen satire of Heathers, and there's a sense memory of 90s-00s suburban pictures such as Election, American Beauty and Ghost World.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 4, 2018
Assassination Nation is a lesson in taking back agency in a world that constantly tries to strip young women of it. But it also forces the audience to wake up and hold up a mirror to the hypocrisy in our own values.
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.
September 27, 2018
Watching Assassination Nation's arch portrait of today's currents and countercurrents, one senses just how utterly irreconcilable our many differences are.
September 22, 2018
It's an angry movie for angry times, which doesn't necessarily make it a clever or coherent commentary on how American hypocrisy leads to American carnage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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-
September 21, 2018
Audiences may nonetheless forgive the film's shortcomings because of its sheer verve and chutzpah.
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.
September 20, 2018
Think of Assassination Nation as a modern fable - a wild, blood-soaked fable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 20, 2018
Even if Lily and her friends feel more like social justice avatars than fully realized characters, by the end of the film, it's hard not to root for them.
September 19, 2018
"Assassination Nation" won't get any points for narrative cohesion or character development, but it's a timely, visually arresting statement about how pandemonium in this country threatens to become the new norm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 18, 2018
Unlike the best examples of either horror or satire, it ultimately comforts and confirms rather than challenges.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
February 9, 2018
With so much stuff going off, the core cast don't really have much opportunity to stretch themselves, but nevertheless, Young and Nef stand out particularly with their more dimensional characters.
January 26, 2018
It doesn't all work-a film that takes such a buckshot approach to satire never can be-but there's enough filmmaking verve on display here to make me like it.
January 25, 2018
It's a messy conclusion, but one of the most timely in current cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 22, 2018
By the time Lily delivers a lecture about hypocrisy in front of the American flag, the electric youth of the fantastic first half feels like an immature screed.
Full Review | Original Score: C