True Memoirs Of An International Assassin is worth watching if:
- You REALLY want to watch a normal guy live out an international spy fantasy.
- You loved Adam Sandler’s similarly bad action-comedy The Do-Over and want it with inferior laughs, action, and cleavage.
- You want to watch Kevin James try to impress a supermodel-esque DEA agent.
True Memoirs Of An International Assassin is not worth watching if:
- You are looking for something funny.
- You want good quality action.
- You want to be intellectually or emotionally stimulated.
- The initial written to life/Stranger Than Fiction premise starts off pretty interesting.
- Kevin James is tolerable.
- The story all makes sense, kind-of.
- It’s not just that it isn’t funny, it hardly attempts any jokes.
- The action and special effects are extremely cliche and underwhelming.
- Not a single interesting character in the entire movie.
score: 35% CHILLIN
One sentence story summary: After his publisher markets his crime novel as a memoir, a novice author finds himself forcibly recruited into a deadly political plot in Venezuela.
It’s pretty impressive just how similar True Memoirs of an International Assassin is to Netflix’s first action-comedy film The Do-Over that came out just a few months prior. Both plots feature a dude who gets drugged early-on and wakes up in some foreign tropical country. (last time was Puerto Rico, this time Venezuela) Both plots then go on to feature said main character doing things they would normally never do, a fish-out-of-water story if you would. Most importantly, both completely fail at being funny or good movies.
This is a lazy movie full of cliches and bad writing. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear it was churned out by some autonomous vat of Netflix comedy sludge rather than crafted by actual human beings.
There are 0 interesting characters. Almost nothing interesting happens. The best claim the movie can make is that it isn’t outwardly offensive, and you might be able to have a tolerable experience from beginning to end.
If you’re interested in the uninteresting, maybe this one is worth checking out.
True Memoirs Of An International Assassin includes Netflix Regulars:
Kevin James as Sam Larson
Maurice Compte as Juan