Ronin (1998)

When an international team of former intelligence agents and Cold War warriors meet in a warehouse, their adventure of love, friendship and betrayal has just begun. Like the honored masterless Samurai of hundreds of years ago, these modern… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 25, 1998
DVD Release Date: February 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This is comparable to French Connection with great action, dynamic road chase scenes, and solid performances.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Ronin plays like death warmed over!

Michael Dequina

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.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette enough to recognize and even make a virtue of its dumbness.

Todd McCarthy

Ronin reps a pleasurable throwback to the sort of gritty, low-tech international thriller that was a staple of the 1960s.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

More fruitful by far to take the auteurist view and say that for Frankenheimer, Ronin is surrender.

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Dan Jardine

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

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I enjoyed the film on two levels: for its skill and its silliness.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

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.

John Venable

Nothing was resolved in the end except for the fact that I hated it.

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