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Ninja Assassin (2009)

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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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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)
Kylie Goldstein ...
Young Kiriko (as Kylie Liya Goldstein)
Sungwoong Yoon ...
Eleonore Weisgerber ...
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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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Prepare to enter a secret world of assassins. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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

The fight scenes were staged without having to have recourse to wirework or digital finetuning, except for the shadow-blending VFX. See more »

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Raizo is making tea. The teapot whistles. But when Raizo takes the teapot from the stove, there is no whistle on the teapot's spout. See more »

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Mika Coretti: I know you can't hear me, so I'm sure this doesn't matter but I'm going to say it anyway. I'm just a forensic researcher. It's like a fancy way of saying I'm a librarian. By myself I can't do anything to help you, but I wanted to thank you for saving my life. And I hope you can forgive me for this.
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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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Referenced in Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) See more »

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Written and Performed by David Bowie
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Amazing action sequences, enough blood to keep fans satisfied
1 December 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is as cool as ninja can get ! The action sequences are jaw dropping, the choreographies are stunning, the chases are pulse accelerating.

The story begins in a building where a yakuza henchmen is getting himself a tattoo. As they argue about trivial things, the clan receives a letter with black sand inside. The tattoo master warns them about their imminent death, but they laugh at him. The next scene is one of the goriest one I've ever seen. The ninja hired to assassinate them makes salsa out of their body. Ninja Assassin.

The plot is centered around two federal agents who are on their way to reveal the secret ninja society. Their lives are in great danger as this secret must be preserve at all cost by the clan. Raizo (Rain) just escaped from his clan and wants to protect Mika, one of the two agents, as a way to redeem himself from all the sins he's done.

As this story spins and runs, we get to see a young orphan (Raizo) grow up in a Ninja clan lead by his sadistic master who brutalizes his students to prepare them for the path that a ninja have to walk.

All in all this movie was hands down an awesome Ninjitsu experience, with enough blood to keep fans satisfied.

8/10 !

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