Assassin's Bullet


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 8 out of 11

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Aug 1, 2012
    The cockeyed C-quality B movie, shot on location with a Balkan supporting cast and crew, mixes a precarious pileup of visual clichés with over-staged action sequences.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Aug 2, 2012
    For the thickheaded thriller Assassin's Bullet the Bulgarian actress Elika Portnoy dreamed up a story with three roles for herself and fails to convince in any of them.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Aug 2, 2012
    The action sequences are strictly pro forma and -- despite the sleek killer's resemblance to the similarly lethal heroine of "La Femme Nikita" -- this dull effort lacks the excitement generated by any of its incarnations.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Aug 2, 2012
    Much of this makes little sense, but it's hard to care.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Aug 5, 2012
    What snookered Slater (not to mention Donald Sutherland) into this film is a wonder, because there's not a genuine bone in it. Think the Bourne franchise meets the Bond franchise, without the wit or action.
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 3, 2012
    Corny action scenes and borderline-hilarious direction by Isaac Florentine mark the film as an obvious straight-to-video item that somehow took a wrong turn into a movie theater.
  7. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 31, 2012
    Fans of incessant flashbacks and endless whooshing zooms into close-ups will find much to love about Assassin's Bullet; less satisfied, alas, will be those with a fondness for lucid plotting, compelling intrigue, and credible performances.
  8. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Aug 1, 2012
    This is the third feature Portnoy has conceived and starred in, and while her initiative and ability to find funding for these films is admirable, Assassin's Bullet feels like a shameless, dismal vanity project.
  9. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Jul 30, 2012
    Isaac Florentine's film is maligned with gaping plot holes, terrible expository dialogue, and obvious moments of foreshadowing.
  10. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Aug 5, 2012
    Assassin's Bullet is strictly '90s-era pay-cable genre-rip-off nostalgia, ripe for ridicule.
  11. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Aug 2, 2012
    Anyone watching Assassin's Bullet will be gripped with a similar sensation -- to be anywhere but watching this movie.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Dec 20, 2012
    What a bunch of hooie by these stuck up, self-important, snooty art critics. This is a great film. A girl has been totally traumatized andWhat a bunch of hooie by these stuck up, self-important, snooty art critics. This is a great film. A girl has been totally traumatized and becomes her own justice. The acting is well done, the story is good, direction and filming of action is great. I give it the proverbial thumbs up. Full Review »