• Owen Hughes

    ★★½ Watched by Owen Hughes 28 Aug, 2014

    Picked this up on bluray after watching the Sho Kosugi film Revenge of the Ninja recently. I know he semi-retired from acting in the early 90's to set up his dojo, so this was the first film he starred in for almost 20 years, but he was the main reason I wanted to see it. Plus, it's directed by the guy who made V For Vendetta (James McTeigue). PLUS it's produced by the Wachowski's. PLUS, Rain plays the hero, and…

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  • MatthewLB

    ★½ Watched by MatthewLB 28 Aug, 2014

    The film is about a European agent and ex-assassin must join forces to bring down the mythical Ozunu Clan of underground assassins. This movie has awful CGI blood and the action scenes are all over the place.

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  • RonnieGardocki

    Watched by RonnieGardocki 29 Nov, 2009

    I'm not surprised this piece of shit script was written over a weekend.

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  • samdobbin

    ★½ Rewatched by samdobbin 24 Aug, 2014

    I thought I'd had enough beer to watch this. I hadn't.

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  • Alexson Philipiah

    ★★½ Added by Alexson Philipiah

    We all know that it's a stereotype to associate Asian folks with ninjas but most people who make such comments never realize that ninjas are actually considered demons by Asians due to a bunch of mythological reasons I can't get into. I like that the movie showcases this difference but actually focusing on an ex-ninja fusing a real world context into it, and we get to see the human side of this ex-ninja. Sure a lot of the human scenes…

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  • cronic

    ★★★½ Added by cronic

    7/10

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  • Matt Lavender

    ★★★ Watched by Matt Lavender 30 Jul, 2014

    Think this was based on a game but I might be wrong, sure am too lazy to do basic research.
    Some old tattoo artist giving out wise lessons. His customer ain't happy about that. Black sand delivered in a letter to this guy, not good news. Ninja attacks, some fucker gets the top of his head sliced the fuck off.
    There's some investigation going on in Berlin, some hot shot is way too into ninja assassins. Her investigation leads to…

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  • JamesLebowski

    ★★★★ Rewatched by JamesLebowski 27 Jul, 2014

    The Wachowski siblings produced and James McTeigue directed Ninja Assassin is probably the closest we will ever get to seeing a movie adaption of the Ninja Gaiden games.

    The South Korean popstar and actor Rain stars as Raizo, a rogue Ninja who fights against the members of his old clan who serve as secret assassins for governments and anyone with enough gold.

    And Raizo slices his way through dozens upon dozens of foes here. With frequent use swords, kicks, punches…

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  • Bunkerwelt

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Bunkerwelt 13 Jul, 2014 3

    Wait what?

    When I first watched this I absolutely hated it. Goofy over the top action, terrible dialogues, way too dark scenery that made it hard to see what's happening and way too much CGI blood fountains. Somehow down the line the world changed to this movie's favour: First I got myself a big screen HD TV and a BluRay player, so I'm perfectly able to see what is going on and second I have seen so many movies with…

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  • mo_shack

    ★½ Rewatched by mo_shack 11 Jul, 2014

    James McTeigue somehow manages to make ninjas boring. Also, Naomie Harris is really fucking annoying in this.

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  • Victor Krause

    ★★★ Watched by Victor Krause 06 Jul, 2014

    What it lacks in effective story it makes up for in gallons of blood. The action in this movie has a serious case of 300-osis (I would use -itis, but that means inflammation, not condition), but there are some really cool sequences. Not enough to say it's a "good" movie, but James McTeigue delivers more of the action and style from V For Vendetta. Just... not as well.

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  • Beggarsoshat

    ★★ Added by Beggarsoshat

    The film that puts the ass in assassin. The McTeigue/Wachowski nexus create something that's a slicker version of an old Golan/Globus movie, but overwhelm it with CGI blood and weapons. This is presumably to hide the deficiency of leading man and pop star Rain (another method is to film the fights in near-total darkness). The script is awful and the supporting cast look embarrassed (Naomie Harris is so far from her Skyfall awesomeness I didn't realise it was her until…

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