Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Watch On
  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. It's a welcome throwback to the days when the world didn't have to end or tanker trucks explode to get an action audience's attention.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff(Not credited)
    88
    Ronin represents an exhilarating return to form for Frankenheimer.
  6. What an impeccably crafted film this is -- slightly impoverished in theme, perhaps, but so rich everywhere else that it seems rude to notice.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 23, 2015
    10
    Finally, a movie that allowed you, if not forced you, to use your imagination. I found the plot to be compelling (who is really who andFinally, a movie that allowed you, if not forced you, to use your imagination. I found the plot to be compelling (who is really who and whom can you trust), De Niro is spot-on, and the car chase scenes are the best ever found in this genre of film. This is neither an action thriller nor a "shoot-em-up, chase 'em" film. It is a film that runs its own course and holds its own place. What's in the case? Who cares? It's a film that gets more appreciated the second, third and fourth time you see it. Full Review »
  2. Sep 28, 2014
    6
    Overall, it was okay. The story line was decent and the car chases were well done. It kept my interest and is worth a watch only if you rentOverall, it was okay. The story line was decent and the car chases were well done. It kept my interest and is worth a watch only if you rent it. Its not worth watching multiple times. The ending has a decent plot twist which was nice. Full Review »
  3. Aug 21, 2014
    7
    Although Ronin breaks no new ground in the action genre, it is still a wholesome and thrilling movie. The car chase scenes are some of theAlthough Ronin breaks no new ground in the action genre, it is still a wholesome and thrilling movie. The car chase scenes are some of the best in any movie, and DeNiro and Reno play a great pair. Full Review »