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>
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It was a shame that this did not last too long in the cinema, as people missed out on quite a brilliant piece of work.
Robert de Niro is outstanding like usual as the ex-CIA man. Jean Reno is also credible as his French accomplice, while there are notable performances from Stellan Skaarsgard and Sean Bean.
The best sequences, by far, during the movie are the car-chases, which are brilliantly filmed all the way around France. Who'd have thought 2-litre Peugeots and Citroens could provide so much entertainment?
The movie is never dull throughout, as the story twists and turns. Shame we never actually find out what's in that damn case!!
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