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½ December 28, 2013
An Israeli thriller utilizing in three languages (Hebrew, Russian and English). The story is fairly run of the mill, however it is solidly told and does create a decent amount of tension. The score goes a long way towards accomplishing that. The ladies, Olga Kurylenko and Ninette Tayeb, were wonderful. Situations were not always believable but always plausible. A fine piece of entertainment again proving foreign films have much to offer.
½ May 8, 2013
Much better than one would think. Sex slave in Israel becomes hit women with false promise of $ and passport. Twists become predictable at the end but the movie works. Olga Kurylenko ++++
½ August 23, 2012
More like "Assassin Next BORE" AMIRITE? No? Whatever. Some of the shots just didn't look quite right. It gets OK when she meets her neighbor, but even then, not great.
½ May 29, 2012
Olga Kurylenko and those eyes. Oh, those eyes!
½ May 17, 2012
Not bad. Reminiscent of Le Femme Nikita / Point of No Return, though still reasonably original. Good action-thriller with a decent human-drama aspect too.

Good performances from Olga Kurylenko and Ninette Tayeb.
Super Reviewer
½ January 24, 2012
Galia (Olga Kerylenko) seriously has quite a few problems to tackle with...reuniting with her daughter and husband that she ran away from in search of their forgiveness. Getting out of the employment of her current employers that gives her few options of opting out unless she finishes the assignments that she is continuously being assigned for. Enter her consistently abused neighbor Eleanor (Ninette Tayeb) who finds out that she is expecting from her spousal abuser. Thinking that Eleanor will change her husband in his abusive ways just as Galia will get out of her employers grasp...the two of them make the attempt to embark on a journey to escape the clutches of their own personal demands...whether they succeed or not depends on what the clock can do for both of them or one of them. Truly an edge of your seat suspenseful movie as the climax holds you to the end of this film. Truly worth the effort in seeing this. Try it!
January 15, 2012
Shooting in digital makes this look like a student film.
½ January 10, 2012
You're boss is dead. You're out of work.

Two young ladies with troubled pasts live in the same rundown apartment in the wrong side of town. One woman is pregnant by her abusive husband and has little hope for a better life. The other woman is a reluctant assassin and has a daughter in another country that her ex-husband is raising. Both ladies need a new lease on life and may be able to combine their strength to accomplish their goals.

"It looks like a horse I had in the Ukraine."
"You mean your mother?"

Danny Lerner, director of Frozen Days, delivers The Assassin Next Door. The storyline for this picture is fairly interesting but a bit slow and methodical. This picture has a similar plot to Danny the Dog, La Feme Nikita, and Leon: The Professional. The action scenes are okay and the cast delivers better than average performances. The cast includes Olga Kurylenko, Zohar Shtrauss, and Liron Levo.

"I thought we'd celebrate properly with humus and vodka."

I found this picture on Amazon Prime and decided to give it a shot. I thought this would have fascinating action sequences and a worthwhile female bonding plot. Unfortunately, this plot takes a while to unfold and most of the action scenes are toward the end. The picture is definitely above average but not on par with the above referenced gems.

"I told her you are dead."

Grade: C+/B- (6.5)
December 4, 2011
Variable but ultimately good film noir. The good women meet the bad men and kill them. Some collateral damage. It was very good in the middle bits; don't be put off by the start.
½ October 9, 2011
Boring boring boring. The only redeeming factor of this film is that Kurylenko manages to act rather than being just a piece of eye candy. Awful story. It took me half the film to find out it was set in Isreal. Not that it mattered.
September 15, 2011
This Direct-to-DVD thriller really surprised me. It's wonderful.
August 17, 2011
Dari judulnya sempat berpikir kalau film ini bakal mirip dengan Le Femme Nikita-nya Luc Besson, tapi ternyata salah besar. Sama perempuannya, sama tertindasnya, sama pembunuhnya tapi berbeda jauh dari plot. Tidak ada yang salah dari 2 aktris cantik pemeran utama film ini, yaitu Olga Kurylenko dan Ninette Tayeb (seorang penyanyi asal Israel). Yang salah adalah logika dari film ini. Ada 2 plot yang menganggu secara logika, 1 adalah ketika Galia berubah profesi dari pelacur menjadi pembunuh dan 1 lagi adalah dari mental pembunuhnya. Sudah jelas kalo dia tidak suka ketika harus membunuh orang, menembak saja masih ragu, tapi di satu sisi Galia bisa dengan yakinnya mengajarkan Elinor menembak.

Penampilan Olga di sini jauh lebih menarik dari semua rilisan Hollywood dia. Tidak ada dialog aksen Inggris yang kaku seperti di Quantum of Solace (film ini menggunakan bahasa Hebrew, Rusia, dan Inggris). Riasan di film ini yang natural pun makin membuat Olga lebih cantik. Secara keseluruhan, film ini lumayan menarik, jangan terlalu memikirkan logika film ini, nikmati saja akting dari 2 bintang cantik asal Ukraina dan Israel ini.
½ July 4, 2011
I for one thoroughly enjoyed it. I wouldn't recommend it as something that you watch in a group huddled on the couch munching popcorn, because that creates expectations for something big and exciting, which Assassin isn't. This movie is more for a solo or duo viewing. I'll admit it at least feels kinda slow, but it's worth every minute.
June 19, 2011
A far more interesting movie keeps trying to blast its way out of this stodgy shot at La Femme Nikita. Israeli writer-director Danny Lerner hobbles aspirations with cheap digital imagery and melodrama, as broody Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is forced to professionally kill in Tel Aviv. Ponderous heart-to-hearts dominate as inexplicable import Galia (Kurylenko) befriends abused Elinor (Ninette Tayeb). When the action finally turns up, it's often in the icky form of guys hitting chicks.
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Super Reviewer
June 19, 2011
A far more interesting movie keeps trying to blast its way out of this stodgy shot at La Femme Nikita. Israeli writer-director Danny Lerner hobbles aspirations with cheap digital imagery and melodrama, as broody Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is forced to professionally kill in Tel Aviv. Ponderous heart-to-hearts dominate as inexplicable import Galia (Kurylenko) befriends abused Elinor (Ninette Tayeb). When the action finally turns up, it's often in the icky form of guys hitting chicks.
½ May 24, 2011
-The story has quite a slow start but picks up speed throughout.
-Needs to be shot much darker and grittier to match the atmosphere of the plot. It's too bright overall.
-Plenty of women-beating going on throughout this sex-trafficking, abusive husband-laden film.
-Olga is a hottie.
-Character development is fairly well-done as that's what the film focuses on.
-Lesbian undertones never come to fruition.
-Good score.
-Final act and ending are well-done.
April 24, 2011
It was a really good movie. really suprised at how well done it was. Olga Kurylenko is simply gorgeous. Really gritty stuff too. Great action set pieces and very beautiful visuals. def netflix this. its on instant stream!!!! :)
Super Reviewer
March 11, 2011
Olga kurylenko is good enough in her role and certainly makes it more enjoyable, showing both emotion and a action side which shes done before, the film about a female assassin making friendship with a checkout girl who lives next door, doesent fully take me in, and at times a bit dull, but it does get vback on track and its a enjoyable enough film to watch
Super Reviewer
½ March 9, 2011
I expected a rip off of La Femme Nikita, or to find just another b-movie, but I got something else. Something very good. Really good drama/thriller, with some great action and solid dialogue. A female assassin takes on the mob in this edge of your seat, engaging, action-packed, Israeli Crime/Adventure. Very well done..
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