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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Raizo
... Teenage Raizo
Jonathan Chan-Pensley ... Yakuza Henchman
Ill-Young Kim ... Yakuza Mohawk
... Yakuza Couch
... Maslow
... Mika
... Hollywood
... Pretty Ninja (as Linh-Dan Pham)
Fang Yu ... Laundromat Manager (as Yu Fang)
Adriana Altaras ... Landlady
... Ozunu (as Sho Kosugi)
... Young Kiriko (as Kylie Liya Goldstein)
Sungwoong Yoon ... Young Raizo
Eleonore Weisgerber ... Mrs. Sabatin
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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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Fear not the weapon but the hand that wields it. See more »


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Rated R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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25 November 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Asesino Ninja  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,316,158, 29 November 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$38,105,077, 7 February 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Director James McTeigue cited the crime thrillers Panic in the Streets (1950), The Getaway (1972) and Badlands (1973) and the martial arts features Ninja Scroll (1993) and Samurai Champloo (2004) as influences for the film. See more »

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After Raizo kills the ninja in Mikas apartment, his hair continually changes between shots after he takes his hood / mask off. Across his face, off his face, back across and so on. See more »

Quotes

Mika Coretti: [about the tracking device she implanted in Raizo] You knew?
Raizo: Just because I was lying down doesn't mean I couldn't feel you. And I forgive you.
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The opening title appears in a spray of blood. See more »

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Referenced in Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show (2009) See more »

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Frohe Schritte
Performed by BKL-Brockdorff Klang Labor
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only 1 ninja was harmed during the making of this film, the rest of them were killed
25 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

First off I would like to say that anyone who thinks this movie sucks because it has very little plot is an idiot.

Now let me tell you what Ninja Assassin isn't.

Its not a serious thinking movie, it's not a Gandhi, it's not a Saw type movie.

And it isn't a Twilight that's for sure.

The reason why Ninja Assassin is so friggin cool is because you know that the people making this movie had one thing in mind... Have a ton of Ninjas kill each other. Ninja Assassin is a fun guys night out type movie, at least that's how I saw this movie. Though some people walked out booing I walked out cheering because I came in and honestly just wanted a huge body count and a ton of blood and boy did they deliver.

My only major critique was the CGI blood... Though there were gallons of it coming out they could have stepped it up some more...

In a way this movie was like Rambo...Equal budget of 50 million, unbelievable carnage and pure fun... But the difference is that its acrobatic, its hacking slashing, gallons of blood and Ninjas with blades on chains = )...

So all in all a solid 8/10 for me.

PS. Watch out for the opening scene and the police station scene because those scenes are epic awesome.


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