American Assassin is a preposterous, but lean and mean Mitch Rapp thriller adaptation elevated by Michael Keaton’s turn as Rapp’s grizzled mentor.
Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) was a 23-year old graduate school student who had barely gotten engaged to his girlfriend when tragedy struck, shattering his plans for the future and sending Mitch down a darker path in search of vengeance against the terrorists who were responsible for his turn of fate. However, just when Mitch finds himself on the verge of either getting revenge or meeting his own premature end, he finds himself captured by the CIA instead – as it turns out that Mitch has become a person of interest to the agency, in particular the Director of the Counter-terrorism Center, Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan).
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