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Ninja Assassin (2009)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  25 November 2009 (USA)
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A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jonathan Chan-Pensley ...
Yakuza Henchman
Ill-Young Kim ...
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Hollywood
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Pretty Ninja (as Linh-Dan Pham)
Fang Yu ...
Laundromat Manager (as Yu Fang)
Adriana Altaras ...
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Ozunu (as Sho Kosugi)
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Young Kiriko (as Kylie Liya Goldstein)
Sungwoong Yoon ...
Eleonore Weisgerber ...
Mrs. Sabatin
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Storyline

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. Written by The Massie Twins

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Taglines:

Fear not the weapon but the hand that wields it. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino Ninja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,316,158 (USA) (27 November 2009)

Gross:

$38,105,077 (USA) (5 February 2010)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Producers Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski hired J. Michael Straczynski to completely rewrite the script six weeks before filming started, as they weren't satisfied with Matthew Sand's original work. Straczynski finished the rewrite in 53 hours, and was studio-approved and sent to actors the same week. See more »

Goofs

When Raizo is training in his apartment, after the final katana spin, you hear the clang of a katana hitting stone when it should be hitting a wooden floor. See more »

Quotes

[Raizo approaches the remaining witness of a job]
Tattoo Master: For sixty years I've told this story. No one believed me. But you ARE real, aren't you?
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures, Dark Castle and Silver Pictures logos appear from and disappear into darkness, similar to a ninja's shadow-blending ability. They are also completely metallic, with a few streaks of blood. See more »


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Written and Performed by David Bowie
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Bloody good entertainment
16 February 2010 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is by far the best ninja movie I have seen.

Right from the very beginning this movie is up in fast pace, action-filled and soaking in blood. There is a lot of bloodshed in this martial arts fest.

The story of the movie is good and keeps going at a good pace, so you never feel bored. Of course the story is straight forward and have no surprise twists to the plot - but an action movie of this caliber doesn't need plot twists.

The martial arts choreography and fighting scenes are brilliant, fast and hard punching. There are lots of really cool weapons being used in the movie as well.

There is just one bad thing to the movie, and that is why would an ancient clan of Japanese ninjas speak English? It makes no sense, as Japanese people are bound to traditions. But of course, I suppose this is kept in English to reach a wider audience. But had they actually done it in Japanese, there would be a much more wholesome feel to the movie. And also, again why would a Japanese clan take in non-Japanese children and train as ninjas?

Anyway, the cast of the movie is good, and it is refreshing to see new faces to the martial arts scene. The dialogue is straight to the point, no clumsy, half-hearted dialogue going on here, which also helps the movie to keep going.

So if you like ninja movies and action movies, this is definitely a movie you cannot allow to miss out on. Top notch action from beginning till end. But do take notice that there is a lot of blood in this movie!


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