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New Kristen Stewart American Ultra movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Lionsgate released their new action/comedy flick, “American Ultra,” into theaters today , August 21st, 2015, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that half of them liked it with an overall 50 score out of a possible 100 across 29 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Connie Britton, Jesse Eisenberg, John Leguizamo, and Kristen Stewart. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.

Peter Hartlaub at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a decent 75 score, saying: “The screenplay is deceptively tight, even as the main characters seem to be buzzing aimlessly through the proceedings. Like the most successful films of the drug-hazed genre, this movie only appears to be going off the rails.”

Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 score too, stating: “Check your brain at the popcorn-butter pump in the lobby and enjoy it.”

Brian Truitt at USA Today, gave it a 63 grade, stating: “A lot Bourne and a little bong, the action comedy…is too earnest to be a stoner movie and too quirky to be an action flick. Therein lies the beauty of director Nima Nourizadeh’s Ultra: It exists to entertain in its own oddball universe, munchies optional.”

Neil Genzlinger at The New York Times, gave it a 60 grade, saying: “If you go, expect a diverting summer action adventure with occasional laughs, not a diverting stoner comedy with occasional action.”

Michael O’Sullivan at the Washington Post, gave it a 50 grade. He said: “American Ultra has a clever premise. But it misses several opportunities to at least comment on, if not skewer, the spy movies that it only halfheartedly pokes fun at. As it is, it’s content to generate a low-grade buzz, rather than deliver a true high.”

Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 50 score. She said: “What begins as a clever action-comedy a la “Pineapple Express” or Eisenberg’s earlier “Zombieland” devolves into a standard shoot-’em-up, with gore splashed around to distract us from the dearth of wit.”

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