American Ultra

An Adventureland reunion breaks out in Project X director Nima Nourizadeh’s new movie about a stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) who turns out to be a stone-c

click to enlarge Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in 'American Ultra'
Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in 'American Ultra'

An Adventureland reunion breaks out in Project X director Nima Nourizadeh’s new movie about a stoner (Jesse Eisenberg) who turns out to be a stone-cold licensed-to-kill government agent deemed to be off the reservation. Of course the agency has a problem because he’s highly trained and, well, high most of the time, which makes him nearly impossible to stop. When the shock-and-awe troops come to take him out, he calls in his best smoking bud (Kristen Stewart, who, like Eisenberg, has drifted into the rare air of serious drama after enjoying success in the indie Adventureland) for backup. Watch the good times roll with Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo and Bill Pullman along for the ride. (Opens wide Friday) (R) Not screened in time for review

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