Ninja Assassin
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V for Vendetta director James McTeigue re-teams with that film's producers Larry and Andy Wachowski for this action-packed tale of a skilled assassin who was trained by a mythical secret society, and patiently awaits the day he will avenge the death of his best friend. Swept off the streets as a young boy, Raizo (Korean pop star Rain) is transformed into an unstoppable killing machine by a secret society known as the Ozunu Clan. The Ozunu Clan is so proficient at keeping their existence a secret that most people think they are only a myth, but the moment Ozuno assassins kill Raizo's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A garish and poorly filmed chop-socky frolic that makes about as much sense as an Escher painting viewed through Vaseline-smudged Ray-Bans."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"This saga, set in Berlin, is more committed to its bloodletting than to any of its characters."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Nothing more than an excuse for violent ninja fighting with a huge body count and plenty of blood - real and CGI."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Has too much story for one movie and ends as merely a mildly entertaining ninja actioner..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Decent ingredients but, as a whole, this is lacking in choreographic flair and plot substance."
‑ Will Lawrence, Empire Magazine
"Perhaps such phenomenal slaughter is best left to the imagination."
‑ Kevin Lee, Time Out New York
"A movie that provides plenty of jolts but precious little pleasure."
‑ Dan Kois, Washington Post
"Ninja Assassin re-opens the door to a genre that has either been absorbed into conventional action movies via pilfered fight choreography or completely forgotten as a viable, creative foundation for interesting stories."
‑ Todd Gilchrist,
"... it's like a music video of violence that has lost the beat and doesn't care."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"Ninja Assassin is final proof that the once innovative Wachowski Brothers have indeed lost their creative mojo."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"The problem is that the fight sequences -- the only reason anyone sees a movie like this in the first place -- are muddy, chaotic and boring. Even diehard fans of this genre would be well advised to skip this one."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"This movie knows exactly what it is: Gonzo silliness about bodies turned into human salsa."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"It would be hard to expect any surprises from a film called Ninja Assassin, but on the other hand, it would be hard to be disappointed by it either. It does exactly what it says on the tin."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
", long, martial-arts fight.... Given the talents involved, we have to mourn what might have been."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The fight scenes are uninspired and I suspect post-pubescent audiences will be very bored."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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