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.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Not even supercool Robert De Niro can enliven this boring tale.

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Todd McCarthy

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

Sky Cinema

Frankenheimer engineers a breakneck ride through the European underworld.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Ronin plays like death warmed over!

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

At times, amid this movie's flurry of robustly filmed heists, betrayals and car chases, it's so good, you begin to wonder if inspiration and depth aren't overrated.

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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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Ronin is a generally familiar if murky and occasionally pretentious exercise.

Sean P. Means

A cunning spy thriller!

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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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
I had been meaning to see this one for a few years, and am happy to say that I finally got this one crossed off my list. Co-written by David Mamet using a… More
Dan Schultz
An entertaining, though extremely convoluted and occasionally way too silly action yarn detailing a team of mercenaries (led by Robert De Niro) who must recover… More
Christian C
A thrilling suspense/action film with some unexpected turns. A great cast.
Jens S.
This action thriller about a team of strangers being hired to retrieve a mysterious suitcase includes two of the most spectacular car chases of the 90s. Them… More
Albert Kim
A fun B-movie with one of the best car scene chases ever. Plot is lacking... but Robert De Niro is in it... He lifts this movie up. I loved the overall feel of… More
xGary Xx
A group of mercenaries are hired to steal a mysterious case from a heavily armed organisation. Although it has a similar set up to Reservoir Dogs, Ronin is a… More