Assassins (1995)

Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner helms this action-adventure yarn in which Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone), a veteran, burned-out hit man for hire who's looking to leave his profession, meets a younger, crazier, more ambitious… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 30, 1997
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

There's so much dead air floating around in this icy-cool thriller that the director, Richard Donner, seems to be trying for an art-house version of his Lethal Weapon series (The 400 Blows to Your Head?).

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Although he lets Assassins run on too long, Mr. Donner gives it a dependably slick big-budget style.

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The plot becomes increasingly silly, and while some pleasure can be had in the improbable set pieces, this is not nearly as much fun as it should be.

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Jonathan Taylor

A not-much-fun high-tech actioner.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas seem as if they didn't know quite what to do to make this implausible action drama a kick.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

The action is stilted and infrequent, reduced to indifferent gun play, car chases and one standout explosion when a gas main ignites.

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Time Out

An unusually serious, almost sombre thriller from the versatile action producer Joel Silver in which Stallone's a jaded assassin haunted by the past but unable to face the future.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Noisy, shallow and glibly violent.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's numbingly cold and pointless.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
EightThirty .
06/07/2012 (DVD)
Dean !
A cool fun film, great lead characters, never tire of watching it.
Al S
An explosive and pulse-pounding edge of your seat action-packed thriller. It packs a full-clip of riveting suspense and fast-paced action from start to finish.… More
Conner Rainwater
A really cool movie about assassins, there's really no way you can't find it entertaining on at least some level. Sylvester Stallone is great, as he… More
Mike S
Devoid of substance and plausibility, but for the better part a decent action flick. Altough the action bits are really good, there's too many flaws to get… More
Jason Owens
I've never liked any Antonio Banderas film much

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