Rated R · 99 minutes · 2009

Good lord, this is one bloody movie; as far as bloody ninja movies go, this one is king. Unfortunately, the script involving a super ninja (played by Rain) and his involvement with government types is lame and confusing; as a result, most moments that don’t involve fighting aren’t worth watching. Rain actually has the makings of a decent action star; he just needs some better material. Director James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) stages some gnarly fight scenes, but the dialogue is often unintentionally hilarious. It’s a good-looking movie that lacks brains, unless you count the ones that are constantly splattering the screen.
Official Site: ninja-assassin-movie.warnerbros.com
Director: James McTeigue
Producer: Joel Silver, Grant Hill, Larry Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and William Fay
Cast: Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Rick Yune, Shô Kosugi, Guido Foehrweisser, Stephen Marcus, Wladimir Tarasjanz, Randall Kim, Sung Kang, Eleonore Weisgerber, Joon Lee, Kai Rieck, Kylie Goldstein, Sungwoong Yoon and Anna Sawai


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Portland Mercury Truth in Advertising Ninja Assassin: He's a ninja! Who assassinates! by Erik Henriksen 11/26/2009
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