A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
Ronin is the Japanese word used for Samurai without a master. In this case, the Ronin are outcast specialists of every kind, whose services are available to everyone - for money. Dierdre (undoubtedly from Ireland) hires several Ronin to form a team in order to retrieve an important suitcase from a man who is about to sell it to the Russians. After the mission has been completed successfully, the suitcase immediately gets switched by a member of the team who seems to work into his own pocket. The complex net of everyone tricking everyone begins to surface slowly, and deadly...Written by
Julian Reischl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Almost all scenes were shot on-location, with the exception of two scenes. The opening scene used a set with the couple walking past the camera, as the matching shot between location and set. The other one was the sequence between Sam and Vincent in the car right after the former was wounded. It was shot in front of a greenscreen. See more »
Several shots in the ice-rink scene are reversed left-for-right. Note the mirror-image exit ("Sortie") signs and the reversed TF1 television logo. See more »
Ronin is a magnificent title. It's a carefully painted picture. The plot is very smart. You should probably see the movie for the acting itself, and for the tension between the characters that fluctuates as you go through the scenes.
This is the single best real-life spy movie I've ever seen (as opposed to high tech/high action spy movies like James Bond / Bourne series).
Reno and De Niro made a great roles here, but so did McElhone and Skarsgard.
The whole plot is about a chase after a suitcase, or at least it seems so. When it finally becomes clear what's the case's significance, you come to realize the ingenuity of the writer. Believe me, it's worth it.
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