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‘American Ultra’: The stoner becomes an action hero (Our grade: B+)

Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) and Phoebe Larson (Kristen Stewart) in "American Ultra."

Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) and Phoebe Larson (Kristen Stewart) in “American Ultra.”

No, “American Ultra” isn’t realistic. But it’s crazy fun, partly because Eisenberg is perfect as an anxiety-ridden stoner who turns into a hero.

The script was written by Max Landis, son of “Blues Brothers” director John Landis, with Nima Nourizadeh (“Project X”) as the director.

Both have a knack for mashing up various genres and making it all seem original. And the ending makes you wonder whether a sequel is being planned. That probably depends on whether you go see it. And you probably should.

» Read full review at MyStatesman.com » Find showtimes for “American Ultra”


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