“True Memoirs of an International Assassin” stars Kevin James, Zulay Henao, Andy Garcia, Maurice Compte, and Kelen Coleman. Released on Netflix on November 11, 2016, the film is about an author who is mistaken for an assassin when his fictional work is accidentally published as a nonfiction novel.
The film is directed by Jeff Wadlow, who also directed Cry Wolf, Never Back Down, and Kick-Ass 2. To close out the month of November, I decided to review another movie that was released on Netflix a couple of weeks ago. While there are a few Netflix originals available that looked great, I thought I go with this just to mess with you guys. Don’t worry, Adam Sandler was not involved in the making of this film, but from the looks of it, it felt like he was. But aside from that, is it considered a page turner?
The performances and Wadlow’s direction were so-so.
The story felt predictable.
Most of the comedic moments were weak. At some points, it felt like it was spoofing an action film.
The characters were OK. Screenplay-wise, not so much.
Had some dumb moments depending on your level of tolerance.
Final thoughts: “True Memoirs of an International Assassin” puts Kevin James in the heat of the action. Unfortunately, that idea didn’t sell as much as Sam Larson’s “fictional” novel. I would classified this as a dumb, predictable action comedy that surprisingly didn’t tickle my funny bone. It’s not for everybody, of course, but if you don’t mind the silliness that the film has to offer, I would say it’s worth watching only once. If not, then don’t even bother with it instead of making such a big deal out of it.