Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: November 25, 2009
6.7
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Generally favorable reviews based on 192 Ratings
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AlanNov 26, 2009
Don't go to this film expecting greatness. If you want mindless action, leave your brain at the door and enjoy this flic for what it is - near nonstop fighting and killing.
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CharlesW.Dec 7, 2009
Definitely not the best movie, the plot was pretty stale...But it has to be checked out if you have any ounce of testosterone in you body. The fight scenes where too cool! Kinda funny knowing the star (Rain), is a Korean/Japanese pop star!!
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BrandonBonaseraNov 18, 2011
NINJA ASSASSIN is a violent, visually impressive and entertaining ninja film that is bloody, good fun.
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grandpajoe6191Sep 29, 2011
"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.
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4
JohnANov 29, 2009
Overly gory, light on the story. Some people find this awesome. They have school Monday morning.
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ChadSNov 29, 2009
Mika(Naomie Harris) believes in ninjas, so does Maslow(Ben Miles), her superior(for dramatic purposes, this is a mistake), which must place these two on the fringe of respectability among their Europol colleagues, like a latter-day Mulder Mika(Naomie Harris) believes in ninjas, so does Maslow(Ben Miles), her superior(for dramatic purposes, this is a mistake), which must place these two on the fringe of respectability among their Europol colleagues, like a latter-day Mulder and Scully, the FBI agents who investigated the unfathomable. Talking about the unfathomable, the opening scene of "Ninja Assassin" plays like an X file, as heads are decapitated(and other such bloody mayhem) seemingly out of thin air, so fast is the ninja, he plays more like a ghost than man. Since a belief in these folktale mainstays can be akin to a belief in the supernatural, the filmmaker should have implemented scenes where the pair, especially Mika, face intense skepticism about her ninja fixation from the Europol brass, especially Maslow. "Ninja Assassin", of course, has to devote a lot of its running time to the tried and true origin story, but underwriting Mika is a mistake, because she's the story's entry point. When the Europol researcher meets Raizo(Rain), much more ado should be made about this moment from an emotional standpoint. Instead, at Mika's apartment, the good ninja engages in a heated fight with the bad ninja, so the Brit woman reacts to her impending safety, rather than the excitement that the corporeality of these mythical beings have just validated her life's work. The moviegoer only gets a sense of Mika's underdog status, during the scene in which an old Russian lady says that the Europol researcher is the only person who took her KGB agent husband's work seriously. In other words, ninjas are thought to hail from the fictional realm. On a grander scale, "Ninja Assassin" can be construed as an expression of our love affair with Japanese popular culture. In Mika's apartment, east finally meets west, and then they hang out, which should have been a lot more fun than what happens on the screen. Since a Korean pop star can't be expected to fight like Jet Li, the fight scenes are shot in a near-blackout. Expand
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JeffF.Dec 7, 2009
A nonstop bloodbath. Cartoonish violence. No point to it. Poorly done.
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JonnyFendiJan 11, 2011
The main Cast of NINJA ASSASIN is Rain, the pop-superstar from South Korea. I had a doubt before watching thiz movie, that Rain could perform convincing in thiz kind of genre. The movie directed by James Mc Teigue, and supported by WachowskiThe main Cast of NINJA ASSASIN is Rain, the pop-superstar from South Korea. I had a doubt before watching thiz movie, that Rain could perform convincing in thiz kind of genre. The movie directed by James Mc Teigue, and supported by Wachowski Brothers (THE MATRIX, 1999). Mc Teigue, we remembered him on his last film, V FOR VENDETTA (2005). In this newest feature, Mc Teigue improved with more actions and straight-to-the-point plots. The Actions however had a few weaknesses. The fight-scene is too fast and not focus, despite the special effect already in right measurement. The only thing that I like on thiz movie, is for the first time Ninja aura was revealed better on Hollywood movie. Rain performance was not stable. In one scene he could be an unmerciful Ninja, but on the other scene he shows softer character. I remembered in one scene, when Raizo (Rain character), was being watched on interrogation room. One police said, He is not seems like a Ninja to me,..It is more like a boy-band member. Do not blame him, he is: a boy-band. Visit My Blog on JONNY'S MOVEE : http://jonnyfendi.blogspot.com Expand
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HalfwelshmanJun 12, 2012
Alright, we get the message - ninjas are cool! Most of the action in the film is extremely well handled (other than a frankly quite laughable chase on foot through speeding traffic) and for the most part the fight scenes are creative,Alright, we get the message - ninjas are cool! Most of the action in the film is extremely well handled (other than a frankly quite laughable chase on foot through speeding traffic) and for the most part the fight scenes are creative, stylised and brutal, with copious assistance from CGI. The film is very obviously a McTeigue/Wachowski collaboration, with similar aesthetics and an identical central theme of revenge as their previous joint effort, V for Vendetta, though it lacks that film's darkness and political subtext. Lead actor Rain, with his dance background, can handle the stunts without difficulty, but he isn't a particularly good actor and his vengeful ninja outcast Raizo doesn't make for a very compelling protagonist. The rest of the cast, particularly Naomie Harris are a little bland and their performances underwhelming. Sho Kosugi, however, makes for a decent, extremely menacing antagonist, the diabolical ninja Lord Ozunu, though Kosugi is simply once again playing the kind of character that made his name. The film's script leaves a lot to be desired, and the story is conventional, occasionally verging on dull. In addition, the finale, though technically accomplished, makes it crystal clear that all you need to defeat an army of highly trained killing machines armed with swords is to carry a lot of guns. Ninja Assassin may be action-packed and gloriously ultraviolent, providing sporadic perverse pleasure, but it's also as dumb as a bag of rocks. Expand
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Ninja7EverinAug 3, 2014
Without a doubt, ninja are the most mysterious martial artists or killers imaginable. Sho Kosugi for decades has somewhat amazed us with his talent for bringing the ninja reputation to the captive eye, but beneath all of the luster there liesWithout a doubt, ninja are the most mysterious martial artists or killers imaginable. Sho Kosugi for decades has somewhat amazed us with his talent for bringing the ninja reputation to the captive eye, but beneath all of the luster there lies a fragment of boringness, false perception, and over glamorous situations where you begin to wonder why the story panned out the way that it did. You never expect a gory killer to associate himself with a hot chick and have to rely on her. I mean, lets face it- that kind of a man would have disposed of her to keep himself hidden. Instead, they go off on their crazy Hollywood adventure. I gave this a six only because of its action packed flesh-ripping sequences, but its not something that could entice me twice. Expand
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