Ninja Assassin
Ninja Assassin (2009)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 25, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Overly serious and incomprehensibly edited, Ninja Assassin fails to live up to the promise of its title.

David Jenkins
Time Out

A garish and poorly filmed chop-socky frolic that makes about as much sense as an Escher painting viewed through Vaseline-smudged Ray-Bans.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

This saga, set in Berlin, is more committed to its bloodletting than to any of its characters.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Nothing more than an excuse for violent ninja fighting with a huge body count and plenty of blood - real and CGI.

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Kevin B. Lee
Time Out

Perhaps such phenomenal slaughter is best left to the imagination.

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Dan Kois
Washington Post

A movie that provides plenty of jolts but precious little pleasure.

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Todd Gilchrist

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.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

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.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

This movie knows exactly what it is: Gonzo silliness about bodies turned into human salsa.

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Joshua Starnes

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
An interesting action flick with a throw back to all the ninja movies of the past. Awesome slick stylized fight scenes with lots of blood shed and tons of great… More
xGary Xx
A ninja who has turned his back on his clan fights to defend an Interpol researcher who is trying to uncover them and seek revenge upon his erstwhile master.… More
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Kevin M. Williams
Lots and lotsa fight scenes (with lotsa them in the dark so's you can't see nothing) and lots and lotsa blood, lots of it, buckets and buckets, body… More
Jens S.
An oddly boring film, considering there is Ninja action basically non-stop, incredibly nasty wounds and deaths (even though clearly CGI ones). The problem is… More
Jim Careter
Ninja Assassin is based 100% on pure blood and gore, some people may like that, but not me. The actors were only there for the gore, the action was there only… More