Reviews

Nov 29, 2020
Bloodthirsty doesn't even begin to describe the level of splattering carnage found throughout.
Sep 18, 2020
The recipe is equal parts redundant storyline, weak computer generated special effects, poorly developed lighting, and horridly choreographed fight scenes.
Jul 14, 2020
The film has all of the elements I want out of a ninja movie, which is basically a crap load of ninjas and an excessive amount of ninja fights. In this incarnation, apparently every time a ninja does pretty much anything, blood explodes.
Jul 21, 2012
Nothing more than an excuse for violent ninja fighting with a huge body count and plenty of blood - real and CGI.
Feb 15, 2012
Ninja Assassin re-opens the door to a genre that has either been absorbed into conventional action movies via pilfered fight choreography or completely forgotten as a viable, creative foundation for interesting stories.
Nov 17, 2011
Apr 20, 2011
It would be hard to expect any surprises from a film called Ninja Assassin, but on the other hand, it would be hard to be disappointed by it either. It does exactly what it says on the tin.
Apr 4, 2011
Apr 2, 2011
Has too much story for one movie and ends as merely a mildly entertaining ninja actioner...
Mar 25, 2010
... it's like a music video of violence that has lost the beat and doesn't care.
Mar 7, 2010
...one, long, martial-arts fight.... Given the talents involved, we have to mourn what might have been.
Jan 22, 2010
Decent ingredients but, as a whole, this is lacking in choreographic flair and plot substance.
Jan 22, 2010
A garish and poorly filmed chop-socky frolic that makes about as much sense as an Escher painting viewed through Vaseline-smudged Ray-Bans.
Jan 22, 2010
Ninja Assassin is final proof that the once innovative Wachowski Brothers have indeed lost their creative mojo.
Jan 22, 2010
The fight scenes are uninspired and I suspect post-pubescent audiences will be very bored.
Jan 22, 2010
The fight scenes are mostly great. And Rain, so dashing in Speed Racer, is something to behold. His precisely rippled and defined body is awe-inspiring.
Jan 22, 2010
It truly wouldn't take much - a minor re-edit, a few arch looks to camera, a wiseacre sidekick named 'Shortballs' - to inch this utterly mystifying throwback into spoof territory.
Jan 22, 2010
Ninja Assassin is little more than a sporadically diverting disposable movie that will probably spawn several straight-to-DVD sequels. The butcher's shop window is still a more fulfilling proposition though.
Jan 22, 2010
The bulk of the fight sequences take place at bed-time so it's difficult to see exactly what's going on - it's like putting a colony of bats in a Magimix. In the dark.
Jan 22, 2010
As it geysers forward from that claret-soaked opening scene, V For Vendetta director James McTeigue's mega-violent B-movie packs shock and gore and, to be frank, not much else.