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    Overall Customer Rating:
    90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1849 out of 2059)

    Special Features


    • Conversations with Justin Kurzel
    • Deleted Scenes Conversation with Justin Kerzel & Christopher Tellefsen
    • Gallery
    • Take the Pledge: Behind the Scenes of Assassin's Creed - Five-Part Documentary
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Assassin's Creed
    In this feature-film adaptation of the hugely popular video-game series, death-row convict Callum Lynch (Michael Fassbender) relives his ancestor's memories as an assassin in 15th century Spain. From this out-of-body experience, Lynch gains the training he needs to battle a conspiracy in the present day. Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Michael Kenneth Williams, Brendan Gleeson, and Charlotte Rampling co-star. Directed by Justin Kurzel (The Snowtown Murders). ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Michael Fassbender
      Michael Fassbender - Cal Lynch/ Aguilar de Nerha
    • Marion Cotillard
      Marion Cotillard - Sofia
    • Jeremy Irons
      Jeremy Irons - Rikkin
    • Brendan Gleeson
      Brendan Gleeson - Joseph Lynch
    • Charlotte Rampling
      Charlotte Rampling - Ellen Kaye



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    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 2059 reviews

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Entertaining Enough for the Uninitiated

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      VandyPrice
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      I won't pretend to know anything about the Assassin's Creed video game series or, for that matter, much about video games in general given the last one I played was probably Crash Bandicoot on the original PlayStation circa 2001. This is to the point that I'm typically indifferent to the idea of video game to film adaptations especially given most tend to be financial failures with the few I've seen being rather forgettable as well. It is with this Assassin's Creed adaptation though that my interest was piqued as not only had it attracted Michael Fassbender to star in another potential franchise, but that it also gave Fassbender cause to recruit his Macbeth director, Justin Kurzel as well as cinematographer Adam Arkapaw, it felt as if there might be a chance to break the mold. Despite the fact Kurzel somewhat shortchanged Shakespeare's story he indisputably made a visually stunning representation of The Bard's play and with Assassin's Creed coming from a medium very much based on the visual storytelling element it seemed as if this was a logical choice and that both Kurzel and Fassbender were very much intent on keeping the same visual style intact. That's what Kurzel does best, that's why Fassbender imagined he would make a good fit. They do, but the fact the visuals the film offers via its flashbacks to Spain in 1492 aren't the highlights of the film speak to how much better this is, but still how much better it could have been. Granted, the sequences in Spain are certainly the most breathtaking in terms of visuals and contain well-paced and seemingly well executed action sequences, but they aren't developed nearly as much character-wise as the other sections of the film. This is all to say there is an interesting premise here. Like I said, going into the film I had no idea what the objective of the game was or even who or what the titular assassins or their creed might be, but as we get to better know Fassbender's Callum Lynch (a character apparently made up specifically for the movie) we come to better terms with this world that three screenwriters have seemingly cobbled together from what I assume are the most interesting parts of the game. Faithful or not though, Assassin's Creed, the film, is an average enough action flick that has a core idea it certainly could have done more with and in more interesting ways, but takes shortcuts around the deeper questions posed by its central premise while hoping to garner enough return so as to potentially explore such questions and ideas in a sequel that will likely never happen.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better than I thought it would be

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      Dave
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      When you read everyone saying "Even Fasbender couldn't save it from the video-game-movie curse" you come expecting a Tomb-Rider-like movie, totally hammy and utterly ridiculous. But as a self-proclaimed fan of Assassin's creed, it was only a matter of time before my husbandpushed for seing it, and man, was I avoiduing it at all costs/. I took a deep breath and sat to see what had been described as a monstruosity of a movie, and how wrong was I! Not only the movie is great, it tooks itself seriously to the point you actually believe these people truly think they are saving the world. It is not a rehash of the game, but all the game elements are there: Leap of faith? Checked landing on a pack of hay? Cheked with hilarious effect rooftop parkour/pursuit? Checked Evil members of the church? Checked a compelling present-day story? Checked Bleeding effect? Checked Apple of Eden? Checked Hidden blades? Checked sneaky infiltration of a Templar's meeting? checked The movie even went to the lengths of showing 80's assassins and a believable story about why the protagonist is not a full-time member of the assassins, paralleling Desmond Miles... I don't know what all these critics wanted, but let me explain them something: "THE GAME PREMISE IS ALREADY RIDICULOUS" The movie plays homage to the game, sticks to it with a serious face, ridicules the most ridiculous parts of it, tells a compelling story, gives the clip-notes version of the overall already-7-games-long ark and does it in an entertaining way. even my mom understood it and loved it. For me this movie totally nailed what aa videogame movie should be, anddoes it with flying colors.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great potential, but ultimately falls short

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      I was greatly looking forward to this film, as a big fan of the video games, and I had hope that we would finally see a good adaptation of a video game property on the big screen. The premise is loosely adapted from the first game in the series, but transplanted to the Spanish Inquisition. The main problem lies in the convoluted story, which reaches a climax through what seems like a lot of deleted story elements which would have helped flesh out the story and characters. I was especially confused by a character's unexplained and untrue-to-character heel turn, which really made no sense given what the rest of the film had presented up until that point. The Spanish Inquisitions scenes are by far the highlight of the film, with the parkour and fights scenes a real spectacle. However, looking pretty is not enough when your main plot is obviously rushed and patched together to reach an weird conclusion. Disappointed in this film, but worth a watch perhaps.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Adaptation for Fans

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      I'm a huge Assassin's Creed fan. I've played all the main game series, read all the comics, and try to read all the books. As a fan, i thoroughly enjoyed the film. It definitely catered to the fans but at the same time, provided enough background in the story for a regular viewer to follow. To be fair though, the storyline wasn't all that great. There were scenes where it felt like everything was rushed and the plot went from 0 to 60 in a blink of an eye. I did enjoy all the action scenes. I thought the choreography was brilliant and satisfying to watch. I just wished the storyline was better. Though no Game to Movie adaptations are ever good with the storyline. All in all, it was a good film to watch, and because I am a fan, I had to purchase the bluray. For a normal movie viewer though, I would probably just rent the movie once and never watch again.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Action Flick

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      DrAlan
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      Being a fan of the action/fantasy genre, I purchased this without even reading any reviews from either movie goers or critics. It wouldn't have mattered anyway, since I usually enjoy films the critics don't like. That said, I appreciate a project that action fans like me can watch without having to wade through inappropriate content. This has none of the unwanted garbage, save a couple of colorful metaphors thrown in for measure. Overall, I enjoyed the cast and their interaction with each other throughout the film. The story line moves along without getting bogged down at any point, so it is a film that someone such as myself will enjoy for years to come. And, if the ending is any indication, there could be a sequel in the works, though these don't always come through. I hope it does this time, though. Fun film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      The Game is More Entertaining!

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      Assassin's Creed is based on a video game of the same name. It is an entertaining movie for its length, but is very shallow compared to the gaming franchise. I would recommend renting this movie and not purchasing it. If you are a big fan of the gaming series, then either you already own it or are not interested in it. However, since this one contains the 3D version, you may want to purchase it for that reason alone. Basically it is about a group of thieves who are trying to prevent a secret organization from gaining ultimate control over the world. The secret organization has a computer that allows certain people the ability to access memories of their ancestors, which happen to be thieves who have a device that may allow this secret organization the ability to remove "free will" from the populace.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great Action Adventure Movie!

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      Horses
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      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 society, the Assassins, and amasses incredible knowledge and skills to take on the oppressive and powerful Templar organization in the present day. ASSASSIN'S CREED stars Academy Award (R) nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Wasn't entertaining enough.

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      craig
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      I couldn't sit through and watch the movie from start to finish without continuing on a different day. It just wasn't entertaining enough, along with what seemed to me as multiple side stories (the sci-fi time travel / mind melding experiments) that really didn't build the characters. The movie time traveled to at least 3 time periods. I found myself saying it really didn't need to go there to tell this kind of story. It would have been better if the story was told by leaving out the sci-fi aspect (mind melding experiments) and setting the story in one time period and building the characters there. Perhaps there is something I'm missing from some book I didn't read beforehand. I doubt reading any book would make this any better.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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