Ninja Assassin

Ninja Assassin
Ninja Assassin
  • R
  • 1h 39m
  • 2009
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From the producers of The Matrix trilogy and the director of V forVendetta comes the latest martial arts extravaganza. Raizo (Asian popsuperstar Rain) is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them...and vanishes. Now, he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. In Berlin, Europol agent Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris )has stumbled upon a money trail linking several political murders to an underground network of untraceable assassins from the Far East. Defying the orders of her superior, Ryan Maslow (Ben Miles), Mika digs into top secret agency files to learn the truth behind the murders.
© 2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Legendary Pictures and Dark Castle Holdings, LLC

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten25%
Critics Consensus: Overly serious and incomprehensibly edited, Ninja Assassin fails to live up to the promise of its title.
Reviews
Time Out
Ben Kenigsberg
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March 2, 2019
Time Out
David Jenkins
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A garish and poorly filmed chop-socky frolic that makes about as much sense as an Escher painting...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Kevin B. Lee
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Perhaps such phenomenal slaughter is best left to the imagination.

June 22, 2017
At the Movies
A.O. Scott
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The problem is that the fight sequences -- the only reason anyone sees a movie like this in the fi...

March 2, 2019
New York Times
Jeannette Catsoulis
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This saga, set in Berlin, is more committed to its bloodletting than to any of its characters.

March 2, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Extremely bloody, but it will entertain mature action fans.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Ninja Assassin is a fast-paced action movie with tons of extreme martial arts violence and gallons of blood, though its cartoonish tone may be more likely to inspire laughter than shock among teens. The story is about a man who takes on many enemies in the name of the common good -- but he does so violently and is motivated by revenge, which sends some mixed messages. Still, the movie is somewhat smarter and better told than others in this genre, and there's a female supporting character who's much braver and stronger than women typically are in these movies. Don't expect Shakespeare quality, but older teens are likely to have a good time.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama
  • Release Date:November 25, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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