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Ronin earns comparisons to The French Connection with strong action, dynamic road chase scenes, and solid performances.



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When an international team of former intelligence agents and Cold War warriors meet in a warehouse, their adventure of love, friendship and betrayal has just begun. Like the honored masterless Samurai of hundreds of years ago, these modern day Ronin are embarking on their final covert mission -- to recover a mysterious briefcase for an unknown employer and to stay alive. The action-adventure is directed by legendary helmer John Frankenheimer.


Jean Reno
as Vincent
Sean Bean
as Spence
Michael Lonsdale
as Jean-Pierre
Jan Triska
as Dapper Gent
Katarina Witt
as Natacha Kirilova
Ron Perkins
as The Man with the Newspaper
Dominic Gugliametti
as Clown Iceskater
Alan Beckworth
as Clown Iceskater
Daniel Breton
as Sergi's Accomplice
as Man at Exchange
as The 'Boss'
Lionel Vitrant
as The 'Target'
Vincent Schmitt
as Arles Messenger
Leopoldine Serre
as Little Girl in Arles
Lou Maraval
as Little Girl in Arles
Frederic Schmalzbauer
as German Tour Guide
Julia Maraval
as Girl Hostage
Laurent Spielvogel
as Tourist in Nice
Ron Hiatt
as Fishmonger
Steve Suissa
as Waiter in Nice
Katia Tchenko
as Woman Hostage
Dyna Gauzy
as Screaming Little Girl
Amanda Spencer
as Little Girl
Dimitri Rafalsky
as Russian Interpreter
Vladimir Tchernine
as Russian Mechanic
Gerard Touratier
as Ice Rink Security Guard
Cyril Prenout
as Mikhi's Bodyguard
Henry Moati
as Bartender
Christophe Maratier
as Armed Police Officer
Pierre Forest
as C.R.S. Captain
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Critic Reviews for Ronin

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Audience Reviews for Ronin

  • Nov 21, 2013
    Full of mystery and intrigue, Ronin is an intense espionage thriller. The story follows a group of mercenaries hired by a mysterious woman to retrieve a briefcase, but when one of their own betrays them the mission is thrown into chaos. Featuring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, and Sean Bean, the casting is fairly good. The directing is also well-done, and creates an atmospheric tone that brings a lot of suspense to the film. Additionally, the action sequences are quite impressive, particularly the car chases. However, there's a level of ambiguity built into the plot that doesn't quite work. It has some weaknesses, but overall Ronin is a dark and provocative film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2013
    One of the better "recent" DeNiro films which isn't saying much. Ronin is like a poor man's French Connection when it so easily could have been elevated to the same level. Instead we just have decent entertainment.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2013
    A thrilling suspense/action film with some unexpected turns. A great cast.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 15, 2012
    The script is fairly mediocre, but Frankenheimer keeps it engaging with inventive chases and terrifyingly brutal action sequences.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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