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  • Summary: When an international team of former Cold War intelligence adversaries meet in a warehouse, their adventure of friendship, intrigue and betrayal has just begun. Like the masterless Samurai of ages past, these modern day Ronin are embarking on their final covert mission -- to recover a mysterious briefcase for an unknown employer and to stay alive. (MGM) Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 90
    As is common in a Frankenheimer picture, the plot lines get a bit tangled in Ronin, but the atmosphere is tense, the style impeccable.
  2. Ronin can be watched as appreciatively for its hard-boiled performances as for its visceral excitement.
  3. 88
    Ronin manages to remain focused on the plot and the characters, even while staging increasingly complicated pyrotechnic set pieces and offering its share of white-knuckle moments.
  4. 70
    After a while, you stop counting the chases -- they just get longer and louder, and it's like watching the revival of a forgotten art form; the fact that it's done with a minimum of special effects makes it all the more stirring.
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Sauter
    It's not just the crack stunt driving that makes Ronin such a welcome throwback; it's also the existential hardness of this thriller's motley band of mercenaries.
  6. Reviewed by: David Denby
    Ronin is well-made, but it's an act of connoisseurship for people who have given up on movies as an art form.
  7. 40
    Not even supercool Robert De Niro can enliven this boring tale about a team of mercenary operatives.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 20, 2013
    Pretty good all around. Had a good amount of intrigue, thrills, and action, to keep your attention throughout this one. It was a little confusing at times, but wrapped up pretty nicely. Expand

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