MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 281 this week

Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 5,635 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 103 critic

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

Director:

Writers:

, (based on the movie "Ninja" written by), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 06 May 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 7 months ago
 
list image
M.A
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013) on IMDb 6.2/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ninja: Shadow of a Tear.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An old firm leader returns to Green Street for Revanche after receiving a call that his little brother was killed, but is he able to cope with a new type of hooliganism and can he find his killer?

Director: James Nunn
Stars: Scott Adkins, Kacey Barnfield, Joey Ansah
Re-Kill (2013)
Horror | Sci-Fi

It's been 5 years since the outbreak that wiped out 85% of the world's population, but the war between Re-Animates (Re-Ans) and Humans wages on. Most of the major cities are still ... See full summary »

Director: Valeri Milev
Stars: Bruce Payne, Mark Adams, Scott Adkins
El Gringo (2012)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, and a bloody past, finds himself under sudden attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.

Director: Eduardo Rodriguez
Stars: Scott Adkins, Petar Bachvarov, Zahary Baharov
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir
Legendary (2013)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Travis and his team travel to China in search of what isn't supposed to exist ... their mission to capture a Cryptid which is wreaking havoc in a remote village and they need to do this ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Styles
Stars: Scott Adkins, Dolph Lundgren, Yi Huang
Ninja (2009)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Mika Hijii
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian Jail on trumped-up drug charges.

Director: Isaac Florentine
Stars: Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross
Zero Tolerance I (2014)
Action

Two former para-military operatives, Johnny and his police detective friend Peter, search Bangkok to find the killers of Johnny's beautiful daughter Angel - Leaving carnage and retribution throughout city.

Director: Wych Kaosayananda
Stars: Scott Adkins, Gary Daniels, Ron Smoorenburg
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

Director: James McTeigue
Stars: Rain, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

Director: Keanu Reeves
Stars: Keanu Reeves, Iko Uwais, Tiger Hu Chen
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Two assassins agree to work together as one tries to avenge his wife and the other collect a reward for a job.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Ivan Kaye
Wolf War (2014)
Action | War
Director: Jacky Wu
Stars: Kevin Lee, Scott Adkins, Ziyi Deng
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Nakabara
Mika Hijii ...
Shun Sugata ...
Goro
...
General Sung
Mukesh Bhatt ...
Mike
...
Myat
...
Lucas
Saichia Wongwirot ...
Suu
Shogo Tanikawa ...
Assistant Instructor
Futoshi Hashimoto ...
Toji
...
Thug #1
Kazu Patrick Tang ...
Thug #2
Yasuhiko Miyauchi ...
Shopkeeper
Surawoot Spiratana ...
SPDC Guard
Edit

Storyline

Fight everyone and trust no one: it's the code of survival practiced by martial-arts master Casey Bowman after his life of domestic bliss is shattered by a savage act of violence. Vowing revenge, the fearless American stealthily tracks the killer from Osaka to Bangkok to Rangoon with the help of a wise and crafty sensei. His only clues: a series of victims whose necks bear the distinctive mark of strangulation by barbed wire. Fighting to avenge as well as to survive, Casey must sharpen his razor-like responses and take his battle skills to the next level, even using deep meditation to fake his own death. His target: the sinister drug lord Goro, who is flooding the streets with deadly meth cooked at his remote jungle factory. To prepare for his ultimate confrontation, Casey must finally become an invisible warrior worthy of the name Ninja. But just when his prey is cornered, an unexpected twist shows Casey that his battle is only beginning: he truly can trust no one. Written by Nu Image

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and brief drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

27 December 2013 (Vietnam)  »

Also Known As:

Ninja II  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Follows Ninja (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Ting Cha
Composed by Edgard Jaude
Produced by Edgard Jaude
Performed by Edgard Jaude
Courtesy of ABACO MUSIC/ 5 alarm
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Best DTV Action Movie Ever?!? Possibly!
25 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this early at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas and it is quite possibly the greatest DTV action movie ever made.

Though many would not be proud of it, but I am a DTV (direct to video) expert. I subject myself to watching pretty much every DTV action movie ever made. Though most of them are just absolutely awful, it is all worth it when a Unisol Regen or Blood and Bone comes along and blows you away.

The main problems with dtv movies are: 1. Zero budget 2. Shaky cam/quick edits 3. Actors not willing to put in the work for the fight scenes to look realistic 4. Stupid plots with dumb romances

Though Ninja Shadow of a Tear is on a small budget, all of the aforementioned problems are fixed. The movie is completely without shaky cam and quick editing. The plot is very basic and there is no fat to try and make it anything other than what it is....an incredible action movie. And finally, the incredible Scott Adkins and the amazing stunt team put in some amazing fights.

One scene in particular is Scott Adkins versus 6 guys in a dojo and the entire fight is filmed in one take with zero editing...like the Alphonso Cauron of DTV shots. It was absolutely amazing.

Just an amazing fight movie that takes the best fight scenes ever and mixes it with Rambo, old Cannon movies from the 80's, and Enter the Dragon and other Asian flicks from the 70's. Just a perfect movie that looks like a big budget Hollywood flick. Not a single dollar was wasted and no goofy cgi or wires were used.

I can't recommend this movie enough. The action is incredible and everything came together to make one of the best fight films of all- time.

Hollywood, please wake up and give Adkins/Florentine a budget and I think you would be amazing at what they can do.

If you are looking to check out other great DTV movies and save yourself the trouble of all the nonsense and garbage I have seen, check out the following. But most importantly, check out Ninja Shadow of a Tear when it is released. It is a definitely blu-ray buy for me.

1. Universal Solider Regeneration 2. Ninja Shadow of a Tear 3. Blood and Bone 4. Undisputed 3 5. Wake of Death (pretty much all of the Van Dammes are watchable) 6. Undisputed 2 7. Universal Soldier Day of Reckoning (just watch the last 45 minutes)


67 of 84 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Saw It--It's Incredible--Ask Away..Best DTV ever? Ivan_Drago21
Can Scott really be the next big action star?? studleymoore2027
Not as good as the first. mobageisevil
I really like Scott Adkins but he's not a Ninja cyguration
US Release Date KungFuMike
The germany rapper,Bushido look like him caklempong
Discuss Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?