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Ninja Assassin

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Extremely bloody, but it will entertain mature action fans.

Movie R 2009 99 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 10+

This title has:

Too much violence
age 15+

crazy movie

ninja assassin is the second most gruesome and most insane movie ever and i love it, 10/10

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (14 ):

As directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta) and produced by the Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix), NINJA ASSASSIN is of a generally higher quality than the typical "ninja" martial arts movie. It's slick and fast-paced with some gorgeous set pieces and choreography, as well as characters who more or less behave as if they know what they're doing. Rain gives a fairly one-note, brooding performance, but Miles and Harris help make up for it.

The movie is extremely and self-consciously violent and gory, although in a comic book/fantasy way that will probably inspire more laughter than cringing. Moreover, most of the bloody hackings and severings are accomplished via CGI, and none of it actually looks or feels too real. The larger plot arc has a few holes and leaves a bit to be desired, but individual moments can be ridiculously exhilarating.

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