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Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

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

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Isaac Florentine

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Adkins ... Casey
Kane Kosugi ... Nakabara
Mika Hijii Mika Hijii ... Namiko
Markus Waldow Markus Waldow ... Ninja Student
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata ... Goro
Vithaya Pansringarm ... General Sung
Mukesh Bhatt Mukesh Bhatt ... Mike
Tim Man ... Myat
Jawed El Berni ... Lucas
Saichia Wongwirot Saichia Wongwirot ... Suu
Shogo Tanikawa Shogo Tanikawa ... Assistant Instructor
Futoshi Hashimoto Futoshi Hashimoto ... Toji
Charlie Ruedpokanon ... Thug #1
Kazu Patrick Tang Kazu Patrick Tang ... Thug #2
Yasuhiko Miyauchi Yasuhiko Miyauchi ... Shopkeeper
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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

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

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Country:

Thailand | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

27 December 2013 (Vietnam) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja II See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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$2,600,000 (estimated)
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While shooting the torture scene, Scott Adkins was so sweaty that drops of sweat started to falling on the floor from his shirtless body. After an hour there was a sweaty puddle under the chair Adkins was tied up to, and the set had to be cleaned. See more »

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Follows Ninja (2009) See more »

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Shadow of movie, bored to Tears
9 January 2014 | by jimlacy2003See all my reviews

This movie is plain boring and very predictable.

For starters, from the beginning, there is no real hook to get you that interested in the movie. Then a bunch of seemingly unconnected mediocre fights ensue.

It had had an obvious 'B' movie feel to it. The plot was the typical and very stereotyped "revenge" type; which granted probably describes like 90% of all martial arts movies. But then done well it wouldn't have been so obvious.

The worst of it through the whole movie it pivots around the staring actor glaring at you with some over the top, cheesy, and insincere scowling grimace. I felt as if I was looking at a tiny narcissistic body builder flexing for attention. No this didn't instill any kind of fear/grit/toughness to me, it just made me want to reach out into the screen and slap this Hollywood uncle tom of the Japanese Ninja world silly.

Typically in such a movie you need a strong lead (think Brice Lee, Chuck Norris, in other genres like: Clint Eastwood, Bruce Willis, Steve McQueen, etc.) but this actor sadly just couldn't carry it.

Only mildly entertaining. Skip it unless you want to be bored and insulted to tears.


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