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Assassins Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
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 | Original Score: C
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Jonathan Taylor
Variety
March 26, 2009
A not-much-fun high-tech actioner.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Although he lets Assassins run on too long, Mr. Donner gives it a dependably slick big-budget style.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas seem as if they didn't know quite what to do to make this implausible action drama a kick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Noisy, shallow and glibly violent.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This movie is filled with such preposterous impossibilities that Forrest Gump could have improved it with a quick rewrite.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4