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Ninja Assassin (2009)

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A young ninja turns his back on the orphanage that raised him, leading to a confrontation with a fellow ninja from the clan.

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James McTeigue

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rain ... Raizo
Joon Lee ... Teenage Raizo
Jonathan Chan-Pensley Jonathan Chan-Pensley ... Yakuza Henchman
Ill-Young Kim Ill-Young Kim ... Yakuza Mohawk
Yuki Iwamoto ... Yakuza Couch
Ben Miles ... Maslow
Naomie Harris ... Mika
Sung Kang ... Hollywood
Linh Dan Pham ... Pretty Ninja (as Linh-Dan Pham)
Fang Yu Fang Yu ... Laundromat Manager (as Yu Fang)
Adriana Altaras Adriana Altaras ... Landlady
Shô Kosugi ... Ozunu (as Sho Kosugi)
Kylie Goldstein ... Young Kiriko (as Kylie Liya Goldstein)
Sungwoong Yoon Sungwoong Yoon ... Young Raizo
Eleonore Weisgerber Eleonore Weisgerber ... Mrs. Sabatin
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Storyline

Trained since childhood to be a lethal killer, Raizo has since turned his back on the Ozunu clan that raised him and now seeks revenge for their heartless murders. Teaming up with Europol investigator Mika, Raizo steadily butchers his enemies while inching ever closer to the long-awaited bloody reunion with his former master. Written by The Massie Twins

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Taglines:

Fear not the weapon but the hand that wields it. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody stylized violence throughout, and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ninja Assassin See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,316,158, 29 November 2009

Gross USA:

$38,105,077
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

One hundred pounds of gold is 1458.333 troy oz. The bank transfer corresponding to the assassination of the Russian Prime Minister Zukoff was $1,555,999.90 - which meant the assassination occurred on a day when the $/Gold rate was $1066.97/oz - which was last on 4 Nov 2009. See more »

Goofs

When Raizo gets Mika's photo, he reads her address in Berlin on the back side: "Mika Coretti, Götzstr. 165, Alexanderplatz, 10179." When Mika reaches her home in the night we see a street sign named "Motzstrasse". Götzstrasse has the postcode 12099, Alexanderplatz has 10178 and Motzstrasse has 10779. Both streets are not even near Alexanderplatz: Götzstrasse is in Tempelhof district, Motzstrasse in Wilmersdorf district. See more »

Quotes

[Raizo approaches the remaining witness of a job]
Tattoo Master: For sixty years I've told this story. No one believed me. But you ARE real, aren't you?
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros, Legendary Pictures, Dark Castle and Silver Pictures logos appear from and disappear into darkness, similar to a ninja's shadow-blending ability. They are also completely metallic, with a few streaks of blood. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood's Top Ten: Alive and Kicking (2011) See more »

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Frohe Schritte
Performed by BKL-Brockdorff Klang Labor
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Gore and Cartoonish Action Movie
19 October 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Berlin, the Europol researcher Mika Coretti (Naomie Harris) shows evidences of the existence of a network of assassin ninjas in the murder of politicians to her chief Ryan Maslow (Ben Miles). She is hunted down by the ninjas and protected by the mysterious ninja Raizo (Rain).

Mika learns that Raizo is an orphan raised by the Ozunu Clan in Japan and brutally trained since childhood to be a heartless killer by his master Ozunu (Sho Kosugi). Raizo has been attracted by the kind Kiriko (Anna Sawai) since when he was a boy. When Kiriko decides to runaway from the Ozunu Clan, she is captured and executed by Raizo's ninja brother Takeshi (Rick Yune). Soon Raizo turns against Ozunu and cuts his face. Now he is also hunted down by his ninja brothers. Mika convinces Raizo to meet Maslow, but they are betrayed. Will they survive the attack of the Ozunu Clan?

"Ninja Assassin" is a gore and cartoonish action movie that follows the violence of Takashi Miike. The plot is flawed, the characters are poorly developed but the action makes this movie worthwhile watching with violent fights like in a video-game, great choreography and lots of gore. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Ninja Assassino" ("Assassin Ninja")


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