Assassination Nation (2018)

Dressing a LOT like “The Purge,” this film shows America what could be the natural outcome of our current situation of no internet privacy and guns. If information is leaked publicly about an individual it could be their undoing by a mob mentality. This is a scary reality we live in today.

Assassination Nation (2018) R | 1h 50min | Action, Comedy, Crime | 21 September 2018 (USA) After a malicious data hack exposes the secrets of the perpetually American town of Salem, chaos decends and four girls must fight to survive, while coping with the hack themselves. Director: Sam Levinson Writer: Sam Levinson Stars: Odessa Young, Hari Nef, Suki Waterhouse

When something is leaked, it doesn’t matter if the deed is acceptable or not. What matters is that the perception is acceptable. In the case of mob mentality, leaks give way to gossip and gossip can give way to lynch mobs.

I like the idea of this film which is why I saw it. It is slower than I would like until it builds to a crescendo. At that point, it feels like it knows what it wants to be and that is something worth seeing. It’s an important message that no American should be seen as “The Undesirable.” Every accused citizen deserves her/his “day in court.” It’s against all forms of discrimination which I liked. Not everyone will like or agree with this film. I think free thinkers will love it, just as long as they can get through the first 1/3 or so.

6.5/10

Published by Damien Riley

I post film reviews both written & audio. I'm a writer & podcaster, BA/MA English from Cal State Fullerton. Based in: Victorville, CA, USA My film review site is rileyonfilm.com

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