MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,509 this week

The Assassin (2008)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 88 users  
Reviews: write review

James was a good guy. Until he took a position as an international cleaner with a British Crime Syndicate. For five years, he's been a jet-setting assassin who receives $10,000 a hit. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 233 titles
created 26 Nov 2011
 

Related Items

Search for "The Assassin" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Assassin (2008)

The Assassin (2008) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Assassin.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Ropes (TV Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Ropes is an inside look into the hilarious, yet explosive world of nightclub bouncing. The series follows the charismatic young Martin, who hustles his way into a job as a bouncer only ... See full summary »

Stars: Gonzalo Menendez, Michael B. Silver, Nicole Zeoli
The Alien Legacy (Video 1999)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Michael Matessino
Stars: Nick Allder, Bolaji Badejo, Mia Bonzanigo
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A glimpse into the lives of two young lovers.

Director: Gavin Gray
Stars: Gavin Gray, Jenna Parker, Johnny Alexander
Strays (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A macho cruiser comes of age. Frustrated by the repetitious grind of one night stands and aimless hustling, study drug dealer Rick is looking for meaning and intimacy in his life. Like his ... See full summary »

Director: Vin Diesel
Stars: Vin Diesel, Joey Dedio, T.K. Kirkland
Carbon Copy (1981)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A white corporate executive is surprised to discover that he has a black teen-age son who can't wait to be adopted into the, almost-exclusively-white community of, San Marino, California.

Director: Michael Schultz
Stars: George Segal, Susan Saint James, Jack Warden
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.

Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Kimberly Elise
Biography | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An Afro-American man is hired to find a woman and gets mixed up in a murderous political scandal.

Director: Carl Franklin
Stars: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson
Fallen (1998)
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Director: Gregory Hoblit
Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Denzel Washington plays a quadriplegic homicide detective. He and his female partner track down a serial killer.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins.

Director: Denzel Washington
Stars: Denzel Washington, Derek Luke, Joy Bryant
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
James
...
Layla
...
Mr. Greene
Debra Arnott ...
French Flight Attendant
Edit

Storyline

James was a good guy. Until he took a position as an international cleaner with a British Crime Syndicate. For five years, he's been a jet-setting assassin who receives $10,000 a hit. However tonight, he'll meet his match. His next target, Layla, is his soul mate. Beautiful, sultry and sophisticated. Will he kill her? Or will he sweep her off her feet? Written by Gavin Gray

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

assassin | gun | poem | kissing | hotel | See All (42) »

Taglines:

His next target was his soul mate.

Genres:

Short | Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 September 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$10,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss The Assassin (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?