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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ronin plays like death warmed over!"
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Mamet was so upset by the Writers Guild's refusal to give him sole writing credit that he chose to be listed under a pseudonym; turns out he unwittingly made the right decision."
‑ Michael Dequina,
" enough to recognize and even make a virtue of its dumbness."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Depicts the amoral world of masterless warriors whose lives are filled with unending violence and betrayal."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The stunts make a considerably more vivid impression than any of the movie's potpourri of characters."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"Ronin reps a pleasurable throwback to the sort of gritty, low-tech international thriller that was a staple of the 1960s."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"More fruitful by far to take the auteurist view and say that for Frankenheimer, Ronin is surrender."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Frankenheimer goes out, well, if not exactly on top, at least on a high note with this slightly insubstantial but stylistically sophisticated song in a minor key"
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"What carries the film is the style, which is fast, furious, and impeccably paced."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"Frankenheimer rams the plot through turnstiles of gibberish!"
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"I enjoyed the film on two levels: for its skill and its silliness."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"As relações entre os personagens e as seqüências de perseguição são fascinantes, mas a tentativa de "amarrar" a trama acaba comprometendo um roteiro que não precisava disso."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Nothing was resolved in the end except for the fact that I hated it."
‑ John Venable,
"It is a tribute to the film's earnestness that we are able to overlook most of its absurdities and simply revel in its deeds."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"All the players are good, so what happened? They forgot that we, the audience, could think."
‑ Widgett Walls,
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