• Assassins
    3 minutes 43 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Assassins Reviews

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Film4

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.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 2, 2012
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

The action is stilted and infrequent, reduced to indifferent gun play, car chases and one standout explosion when a gas main ignites.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

March 2, 2012
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's numbingly cold and pointless.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 2, 2012
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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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?).

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

September 7, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The further into the action we get, the more ludicrous things become.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

August 26, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a decent 80-minute thriller that somehow manages to chug along for over two hours.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

August 17, 2011
Jonathan Taylor
Variety
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A not-much-fun high-tech actioner.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009

Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

If I had to describe this movie in two words, I'd say "long" and "boring".

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 4/10

April 7, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

Suspenseless, plastic and contrived. Rent Best Seller, The Professional or The Mechanic instead, all far superior films about professional hit men.

| Original Score: 3/10

March 3, 2006
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Entirely confused and annoyingly confusing action inanity. Donner should know better.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 3, 2005
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Face-clawingly awful; a textbook example of everything that's wrong with Hollywood.

| Original Score: 1/5

January 13, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Good early script by the Wachowski brothers that falls apart in the finale.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 26, 2004
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

Has the word "ass" in the title twice; entire plot based on "who is number one," yet entire movie is large number two.

| Original Score: 1/5

March 24, 2004
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

At times, tense, junky fun.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 13, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Although he lets Assassins run on too long, Mr. Donner gives it a dependably slick big-budget style.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 20, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

It is about what you would expect.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C

March 23, 2003
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a thriller that's almost as exciting as a Read-A-Thon

| Original Score: 1/5

July 29, 2002
Pat Kramer
Boxoffice Magazine

Assassins is a film that shines for its thrills, color, humor and suspense that lasts right to the very end.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Imagine my surprise to find a nicely-crafted action thriller that does not feature Sylvester Stallone making a bunch of "witty" remarks.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 10, 2001
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