Ninja Assassin

Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 9 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. Numbingly gory when it isn’t just plain numbing.
  2. This amateurish action flick is so lacking in personality or punch, it ought to be titled "V for Video Store Discount Bin."
  3. 38
    It’s like Bob Fosse night at the martial-arts studio. Most of the killing here is done with bladed throwing stars that, like the ninjas themselves, arrive from nowhere. They appear to have been used to edit the film as well.
  4. 38
    Ten minutes after you leave the movie, all the battles will have blended in your memory into a ceaseless muddle of sliced-off appendages, jets of blood splashing artfully on walls, gurgling screams and flashing swords.
  5. 30
    A triple-cross plot with Harris's superiors doesn't help the movie's clarity--neither does the clattering sound design. Shouldn't throwing stars be silent? If they're gonna sound like gunshots, why not just use guns?
  6. 25
    You don't go into a movie called Ninja Assassin expecting a hell of a lot, but this shockingly disjointed and relentlessly dull picture can't even deliver the martial-arts kick its title so plainly promises.
  7. It's a gorefest, a borefest and a snorefest.
  8. 0
    Soulless, hyperbolic actioner.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 182 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 55
  2. Negative: 11 out of 55
  1. GwenB
    Dec 2, 2009
    10
    I am amazed at how unimformed and out of touch the critics in America are. This movie Starred an actor named Rain (Jung Jihoon) who is an I am amazed at how unimformed and out of touch the critics in America are. This movie Starred an actor named Rain (Jung Jihoon) who is an actor/model/R&B singer who practices martial arts as a hobby (even though he rivals Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan). Ninja Assassin Tells exactly how deadly Ninjas truly are and lets us see inside the world that many of us are unfamiliar with and which takes us out of our America safety zone. Yet in the midst of it, it shares a love story unlike the lovers in The King and I. Mika, though interesting as a journalist, is played beautifully by Naomi Harris. The story leaves us suspenseful and wanting more. When the movie ended, I heard applause everywhere. I am beginning to see that if critics hate a movie, it mut be good! Full Review »
  2. Jan 17, 2013
    10
    let's be real you don't go to watch a movie titled ninja assassin for an in depth plot. you go to see the martial arts ninja action and itlet's be real you don't go to watch a movie titled ninja assassin for an in depth plot. you go to see the martial arts ninja action and it delivers in satisfying over the top action sequences coupled with excellent fight scenes. would anyone watch a movie titled Debbie does Dallas expecting some great story to emerge? no Full Review »
  3. Sep 29, 2011
    4
    "Ninja Assassin" is a straight up brutal hack-and-slash film that has fountains of blood oozing out of somebody's head within 5 seconds. The"Ninja Assassin" is a straight up brutal hack-and-slash film that has fountains of blood oozing out of somebody's head within 5 seconds. The film needs serious trimming. Full Review »