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Assassin (2015)

Not Rated | | Thriller | Video 25 May 2015
Ruthless killer for hire (Danny Dyer) breaks the rules of his profession and falls for a beautiful young woman. Discovering the notorious gangland brothers (Martin & Gary Kemp) had hired ... See full summary »

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J.K. Amalou

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J.K. Amalou
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Credited cast:
Danny Dyer ... Jamie
Martin Kemp ... Lee Alberts
Robert Cavanah ... Tony Boyd
Gary Kemp ... John Alberts
Deborah Moore ... Laura Boyd
Holly Weston ... Chloe
Amy Clare Beales ... Bar Customer 2
Natalia Ryumina ... Bianka
Omri Rose ... Paul
Eddie Webber Eddie Webber ... Rowland
Anouska Mond Anouska Mond ... Alex
Bruce Lawrence Bruce Lawrence ... Chris
Paul Terry ... S / a (restaurant diner)
James Mullinger ... Businessman 1
Kris Sommerville Kris Sommerville ... PC McKenna
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Ruthless killer for hire (Danny Dyer) breaks the rules of his profession and falls for a beautiful young woman. Discovering the notorious gangland brothers (Martin & Gary Kemp) had hired him to kill her father, his world breaks down and he must turn against his criminal employers and their gang to save the woman he loves.

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When Danny Dyer is wearing a crash helmet talking to a bound woman in a bath tub, her mouth is taped. However, a glimpse of her reflection in Dyer's visor shows her minus the tape with mouth exposed. See more »

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Overly ambitious but commendable
28 January 2019 | by tabunoSee all my reviews

J.K. Amalou, writer and director, unfortunately attempted to make a cerebral, substantive as well as emotionally gripping assassin movie, but the final results reveals that he over-reached this lofty goal. Overly ambitious but commendable, from the script and a number of supposedly poignant scenes, it is apparent Amalou took risks in trying to probe the human depths of various people involved in shady undertakings. Yet the fine balance between relational drama and the more appealing physical action (usually marketed in the trailers such as this movie) is often impossible to handle. The tries to be both action of sorts while concentrating mostly on the principle characters and their interactions. By end of the movie, the energy and passion as well as plot seem to lose a lot of their power, almost a pale British version of a more dense and heavy European espionage movie. Unlike Bourne Identity (2002)/The Bourne Supremacy (2004) or even Casino Royale (2006) where the relational element is a potent part of each movie but it doesn't diminish or detract from the intense physicality of either movie. The Numbers Station (2013) or The Point of No Return (1993) or even the recent Negative (2017) are movies that have strong relational elements without necessarily sacrificing the potent element of physicality of killing.


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25 May 2015 (Norway) See more »

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Убийца See more »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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