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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Raised to become an assassin... until betrayal made him a target. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino Ninja  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$38,105,077 (USA) (5 February 2010)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was originally supposed to be released in 2008. See more »


In the hotel, Mika tells Raizo that she doesn't smoke. Later in the movie when Raizo is recovering on the bed, Mika is seen smoking. However, this due to her doing what Raizo had earlier done for her, masking her scent with smoke from a cigarette. See more »


Ozunu: No other showed such promise. You were the son I never had. Do you know how your betrayal felt?
Raizo: Why do you think I did it?
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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 »


Referenced in Hollywood's Top Ten: Alive and Kicking (2011) See more »


Performed by Spiderbait
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User Reviews

really good movie
20 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great movie, A lot of good action, and fun all around. I was really worried about them messing the genre up by being too modern..but i think it was a really good effort...

i'm really into a lot of old school samurai, king fu, and martial art movies, and this one was about as good as a modern day ninja film could be...

lot's of gore and violence, which is great to me, simply because too many movie water down the violence in an attempt to draw in younger audiences, but this film knew exactly who their target audience was...and received a standing ovation as a result...

if u are expecting something fun, definitely check it out.....

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