Assassins

1995

Assassins

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44%

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Sylvester Stallone headlines this high-tech action-adventure and plays a ruthless hit man who finds himself stalked by a younger rival. The older assassin, Robert Rath, cannot shake the painful memory of an earlier hit and wants to leave his dirty business after he completes his final assignment for a mysterious boss. He meets his crazy rival, the fearless Miguel Bain while attempting to assassinate an old fellow at a funeral. Bain beats him to it and then makes a ballsy escape in which he ends up in a stolen taxi driven by Rath. It is here that the two become mortal enemies. Later, Rath is given one last assignment: he must kill a female surveillance officer and steal an important disc before she has a chance to sell it. When he discovers that Bain is on the same assignment, the two begin a deadly competition in a large Seattle hotel. Eventually, Rath ends up kidnapping the officer Electra and her large ever-present cat. When he finally meets up with Bain, a terrible struggle ensues and suddenly Rath realizes that the whole scene is a set up. Rath then heads for San Juan, Puerto Rico where residents celebrate the Day of the Dead. Amidst the festivities, the two play a deadly cat-and-mouse game.

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Cast

Sylvester Stallone
as Robert Rath
Antonio Banderas
as Miguel Bain
Muse Watson
as Ketcham
Stephen Kahan
as Alan Branch
Kelly Rowan
as Jennifer
Edward J. Rosen
as Cemetery Caretaker
James Louis Oliver
as Customs Officer
Sue Carolyn Wise
as Obnoxious Woman
Marian Collier
as Pet Shop Lady
Mark Woodford
as Room Service Waiter
Kerry Skalsky
as Buyer No. 2
Stephen Liska
as Cop No. 1
John Harms
as Cop No. 2
Bruce R. Orchid
as Cabbie No. 1
Ron Ben Jarrett
as Maintenance Man
Dave Young
as Male Guard
Ragna Sigrun
as Female Guard
Marta Labatut
as Cemetery Woman No. 1
Choco Orta
as Cemetery Woman No. 2
Ivonne Piazza
as Bank Teller
Angel Vazquez
as Bank Official
Axel Anderson
as Bank President
David Dollase
as Bodyguard No. 1
Jim Graham
as Bodyguard No. 2
Paul Tuerpé
as Reporter
John Procaccino
as Reporter No. 2
Nerissa E. Williams
as Reporter No. 3
Juan Manuel Lebron Roman
as Puerto Rican Cafe Waiter
Eddie Bellaflores
as Fruit Vendor
James W. Gavin
as Police Helicopter Pilot
Scott Stuber
as Parking Attendant
Richard Blum
as Watcher
Michael DeCourcey
as Cabby No. 3
Whitey Shapiro
as Cop No. 6
Stefan Enriquez
as Cop No. 7
Fulvio Cecere
as Cop No. 8
Shirley Oliver
as Cop No. 9
Eric Sather
as Cab Customer
Wally Gudgell
as Upset Passenger
J. Mills Goodloe
as Newlywed Man
John Lamar
as Money Hungry Man
Ernie Hall
as Cop No. 10
Calli Medved
as Cop No. 11
Robert David Sanders
as Monorail Driver
Rhonda J. Osborne
as Police Dispatcher
Christina Herrera
as Pro Choice Woman
Cary Sanchez
as Bank Receptionist
Jeff King
as Helicopter Pilot No. 3
Bob Minor
as Cop No. 3
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Critic Reviews for Assassins

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (8)

  • 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?).

    Sep 7, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • A not-much-fun high-tech actioner.

    Mar 26, 2009 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Although he lets Assassins run on too long, Mr. Donner gives it a dependably slick big-budget style.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
  • In addition to Stallone's inflexible facial expression, the film is saddled with a preposterous script and hideous dialogue. Plus, it weighs in at a too-long one-hundred thirty-two minutes.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • This movie is filled with such preposterous impossibilities that Forrest Gump could have improved it with a quick rewrite.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Assassins

  • Sep 11, 2018
    A not great movie, but one that it's hard to pinpoint exact ways in which it could easily have been improved. A Stallone/Banderas as cat and mouse assassins sounds promising, but in reality this technoir thriller is... Actually kind of boring. Seems like it needs a ground-up re-working to get a story up to the concept of that team, which sounds exhausting.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2016
    As far as first screenplays go, the Wachowski Brothers hit it big time with this one. This movie is very entertaining and has appropriate amount of action and suspense. The action sequences are great and the interactions between Stallone and Banderas excellent. If you're a fan of action films, this one is definitely worth a watch.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2015
    Another under par Stallone action flick, It's not a terrible film it's just the plot gets abit too confusing and the action is far few between, Stallone plays his normal tough guy role, Banderas plays a good villian but it's a film that's nothing new or memorable.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2013
    The film is a missed opportunity and has not grown into a guilty pleasure film after all these years of release. Stallone was not the right choice for the lead, he fits into the crowd as a contract killer like an elephant in your living room. The only thing about this film that is remotely interesting is Banderas, who steals the entire film away from Stallone, not a huge compliment by any means sadly. Richard Donner was not the right director for this screenplay, the original draft sounded much more interesting, Stallone would have killed certain aspects as well. I didn't care for this film when it was first released and time has not been kind to this film. Stallone had weird decisions throughout his career, he had the opportunity to leave a legacy of true iconic status but the action films were to be his undoing. Assassins was not the right character for Stallone, a talented filmmaker in his own right should have known better. This didn't do well at the box office and its easy to see why. 27-06-2018.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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