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Lethal Weapon director Richard Donner helms this action-adventure yarn in which Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone), a veteran, burned-out hit man for hire who's looking to leave his profession, meets a younger, crazier, more ambitious competitor, Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas), who is out to best Rath and make him a target in the process. Rath signs on for one last hit, but complications ensue when he falls in love with the mark, a beautiful, mysterious woman named Electra (Julianne Moore). Bain
Oct 6, 1995 Wide
Sep 30, 1997
Warner Home Video
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There's so much dead air floating around in this icy-cool thriller that the director, Richard Donner, seems to be trying for an art-house version of his Lethal Weapon series (The 400 Blows to Your Head?).
An unusually serious, almost sombre thriller from the versatile action producer Joel Silver in which Stallone's a jaded assassin haunted by the past but unable to face the future.
Although he lets Assassins run on too long, Mr. Donner gives it a dependably slick big-budget style.
Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas seem as if they didn't know quite what to do to make this implausible action drama a kick.
The plot becomes increasingly silly, and while some pleasure can be had in the improbable set pieces, this is not nearly as much fun as it should be.
The action is stilted and infrequent, reduced to indifferent gun play, car chases and one standout explosion when a gas main ignites.
...a decent 80-minute thriller that somehow manages to chug along for over two hours.
If I had to describe this movie in two words, I'd say "long" and "boring".
Suspenseless, plastic and contrived. Rent Best Seller, The Professional or The Mechanic instead, all far superior films about professional hit men.
Entirely confused and annoyingly confusing action inanity. Donner should know better.
Face-clawingly awful; a textbook example of everything that's wrong with Hollywood.
Good early script by the Wachowski brothers that falls apart in the finale.
Has the word "ass" in the title twice; entire plot based on "who is number one," yet entire movie is large number two.
a thriller that's almost as exciting as a Read-A-Thon
Assassins is a film that shines for its thrills, color, humor and suspense that lasts right to the very end.
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