American Ultra

Synopsis: Small-town stoner Mike Howell (Jesse Eisenberg) spends most of his time getting high and writing a graphic novel about a superhero monkey. What Mike doesn't know is that he was trained by the CIA to be a lethal killing machine. When the agency targets him for termination, his former handler activates his latent skills, turning the mild-mannered slacker into a deadly weapon. Now, the utterly surprised Mike must use his newfound abilities to save himself and his girlfriend from getting wasted by the failed test subjects that are sent after him by the CIA.
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Nima Nourizadeh
Production: Lionsgate Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min


Where do you want to begin?





Frying pan...

Fire. Apollo Ape. "Marry Me."

Where did it all begin?

Okay, it started three days ago.

Ln the town of Liman, West Virginia.

It's where I lived

with my girlfriend, Phoebe.

She is the only good thing

that's ever happened to me.

I honestly cannot even remember

my life before her.

We were the perfect fucked-up couple.

She was perfect, and I was the f*ck-up.

And we were really, really happy.

And I wanted to make it forever,

so I saved up for the perfect ring.

And I planned the perfect romantic trip

to surprise her.

And then I fucked that up, too.

This is the final boarding call

for Flight 1204,

departing for Oahu, Hawaii.

I repeat, this is the final

boarding call for Flight 1204,

departing for Oahu, Hawaii.

Now boarding all rows and all zones.

All passengers should be

onboard at this time.

God damn it, Mike, come on.

All passengers please proceed

to the gate.

I really am sorry, Phoebe.

I really thought I could

beat the panic attacks this time.

It's okay.

- It's not.

- No, it's fine.

No, it's not fine.

This is something

I really wanted to do for you.

Then I ruined it

and now we're going back home.

- You didn't ruin this.

- Yes, I did. It's my fault.

You should be mad at me...

- No.

- Why not?

- You can't help it, Mike...

- Okay. Thanks.



Are you holding?

No, of course not.

We were going on a plane.

Why would I...

You holding?



- Hi, Phoebe.

- Hey.

- Hi, Mike.

- Hey.

Heard you two were going on vacation.


Get another one of your

little episodes there, Mike?

You know, Phoebe.

I once had to drive your boy home

'cause he was having one of them

panic attacks up on the freeway,

trying to leave town.

Is there a reason

that you pulled us over?

Hey, easy on the tone, Miss Larson.

I'd hate to have to search this car.

It's getting to the point

where your boyfriend

should start leaving a toothbrush

at the overnight down at the station.

Ain't that right, Mike?

That's right, Sheriff Watts.

Well, just wanted to

welcome you back to town.

I'll get the bags.

Hey, Phoebe, do you want an omelet?

This could be the right moment.

Hey, Mikey?

Is this okay? I think this...

- What the f*ck!

- Phoebe, no, I'm sorry.

Did you burn your hand?

Just let me do the cooking, okay?

- I will. Sorry.

- Stop apologizing.


Apollo Ape...

I got you.

No, what do you think you're doing?

Hey, honey, no,

I just wanted to tell you

I had, like, a really

funny idea for Apollo Ape.

That's cool, what is it?

How the f*ck am I supposed to read this?

Hey. Hello there.

You're here late, Lasseter.

You're not my assistant anymore, Petey.

What are you doing down here?

I know, I just miss ya.

Come on, you're not at the big desk

anymore, you can let a few things slide.

Enough, Agent Douglas.

Okay, I'm leaving.

Do you need anything before I...


The Ultra Program Tough guy is active.

Wiseman asset Howell is the target.

- What?

- He'll be eliminated within 24 hours.

This is American soil,

they can't do that.

We promised to protect him.

Who is it? Yates?

The operation is in progress.

You're being informed as a courtesy.

- Who is this?

- Do not interfere.

Have a nice evening.

So Apollo Ape and Chip

the Brick are, like,

"Hey, what the heck happened?" You know?

And then they find out that Spicy Tomato

was in charge of the resistance.

Okay, but what they didn't find out,

which they'll find out in the next book,

is that Fido Astro is also in on it.

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Max Landis

Max Landis (; born August 3, 1985) is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and comic book writer who wrote the films Chronicle (2012), American Ultra (2015), Victor Frankenstein (2015), and Bright (2017), as well as a variety of short films including The Death and Return of Superman and Wrestling Isn't Wrestling. He was an executive producer on the Syfy anthology horror series Channel Zero, as well as creator and showrunner for the American adaptation of Douglas Adams' science fiction detective comedy novel series Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency on BBC America, which both premiered in October 2016. more…

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