Reviews

Sep 18, 2020
The recipe is equal parts redundant storyline, weak computer generated special effects, poorly developed lighting, and horridly choreographed fight scenes.
Jul 21, 2012
Nothing more than an excuse for violent ninja fighting with a huge body count and plenty of blood - real and CGI.
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 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
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.
Jan 22, 2010
Since the fights are all digitally conjured up anyway, genuine thrills are at a minimum and the copious sprays of pixelated blood quickly pall.
Jan 22, 2010
For a film about silent assassins, it's phenomenally noisy. But if you're into swearing, decapitation and sliced-off limbs, and your brain has been reduced to mush by sitting in front of violent video games, this is the movie for you.
Jan 22, 2010
Despite an insanely visceral opening sequence in which limbs are severed amid fountains of claret, we're all too soon left with a tedious police procedural, sprinkled with the odd fight scene that confuses more than thrills.
Jan 22, 2010
When the slicing and dicing and blood-spurting become as unstoppably frenzied as they do in the course of Ninja Assassin, one's instinct is less to take fright than take 40 winks and hope to wake up when it's all over.
Jan 22, 2010
Shot like a bad episode of Spooks with its scenes set on random shuffle, the plot of this global pudding is utterly incomprehensible, the dialogue the worst kind of chopsocky silliness.