American Ultra is like Jason Bourne meets Cheech and Chong. Well… almost but not quite.
Mike (Jesse Eisenberg) is your typical laid back stoner living a simple life with his stoner girlfriend, Phoebe (Kristen Stewart), in a small town.
Then, one day, a strange woman walks into the mini-mart that he works at and utters a bunch of random words to him then leaves. A few minutes later, he notices some guys messing with his car in the parking lot. As soon as he approaches them they become hostile. Luckily, Mike is able to defend himself using nothing more than a spoon.
He eventually finds out that he is in fact a CIA sleeper agent who was once part of a top secret program that involved reprogamming the minds of certain individuals and turning them into covert fighting machines.
Jesse Eisenberg gives a pretty convincing performance. It’s obvious that he worked really hard at perfecting all of the choreographed stunts. He probably did a lot of stoner research too.
I give American Ultra 7 out of 10 tamales! 😎