Assassination Nation

Genre:  Comedy, Thriller
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: September 21, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: December 18, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 2.56
based on 18 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Odessa Young, Suki Waterhouse, Hari Nef, Abra , Anika Noni Rose, Colman Domingo, Maude Apatow, Bill Skarsgård, Joel McHale, Bella Thorne

Synopsis

In the quiet American town of Salem, popular high school student Lily (Odessa Young) spends a lot of time on her phone — texting, posting on social media, instant messaging — just like her three best friends, Em (Abra), Sarah (Suki Waterhouse) and Bex (Hari Nef). Lily has a boyfriend, Mark (Bill Skårsgard), but at the same time is sending sexy selfies to her next door neighbor, a married dad named Nick (Joel McHale).

Their peaceful, albeit shallow lives, take a turn when someone starts hacking into the phones of the people of Salem. The mayor (Cullen Moss) is exposed for his habit of hiring male escorts. High school principal Turrell (Colman Domingo) is found to have nude photos of his six-year-old daughter in the bathtub on his phone and is accused of being a pedophile. Ordinary citizens suddenly find their text messages and photos have also been shared with everyone in town. When the activity is traced to Lily’s house, the four best friends are targeted by the citizens of Salem, who turn violent.

Director: Sam Levinson
Studio: Elevation Pictures
Producer(s): Aaron L. Gilbert, Kevin Turen, David S. Goyer, Anita Gou, Matthew J. Malek, Manu Gargi
Screenplay: Sam Levinson

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  • 1 star "What are we trying to do, incite violence in our schools. I would have thought we had enough of that reality already. Should be banned and not allowed for viewing"
  • 5 stars "Wow wow wow so intense loved it. Any negative review doesn’t make sense"
  • 1 star "Is this a documentary on the Democrat Party?"