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04/10/2018 by Cody CorrallAssassination 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.
New York Magazine/Vulture
27/09/2018 by Bilge EbiriWatching Assassination Nation's arch portrait of today's currents and countercurrents, one senses just how utterly irreconcilable our many differences are.
22/09/2018 by David FearIt'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.
21/09/2018 by Tom LongFrom 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.
21/09/2018 by Alonso DuraldeAudiences may nonetheless forgive the film's shortcomings because of its sheer verve and chutzpah.
21/09/2018 by Tomris LafflyLevinson's film vaguely shelters a compelling story about today's unforgiving online mob mentality beneath its convoluted layers.
Los Angeles Times
20/09/2018 by Katie WalshDude really tried to mansplain the virgin/whore paradigm in the midst of this exploitative claptrap.
20/09/2018 by Bruce DeMaraThink of Assassination Nation as a modern fable - a wild, blood-soaked fable.
New York Times
20/09/2018 by Aisha HarrisEven 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.
San Francisco Chronicle
20/09/2018 by David Lewis"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.
18/09/2018 by Mike D'AngeloUnlike the best examples of either horror or satire, it ultimately comforts and confirms rather than challenges.
Globe and Mail
06/09/2018 by Barry HertzHow 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.
09/02/2018 by Leslie FelperinWith 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.
26/01/2018 by Brian TallericoIt 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.
25/01/2018 by Eric KohnIt's a messy conclusion, but one of the most timely in current cinema.
23/01/2018 by Amy NicholsonBy 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.
Kermode & Mayo's Film Review
27/11/2018 by Mark KermodeGleeful... I turned to myself and went, "wow."
Under the Radar
27/11/2018 by Shawn HazelettSuch literal storytelling doesn't logically or tonally mesh with later scenes of mass hysteria, violence, and absurdity.
27/11/2018 by Ed PottonHere it is, the definitive movie for the Donald Trump era. Like Trump, it's crass, disturbing and devoid of subtext. Unlike him, it has style, self-awareness and a sense of humour.
Sunday Times (UK)
27/11/2018 by Edward PorterEven for a film that's scattershot by design, it's excessively disorganised, but it is fierce and inventive enough to justify its existence.
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