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  1. J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film Ronin

    What is outstanding here are (only) two elements: (1) the absolutely superior cinematography and (2) De Niro's presence; without him this movie would have been less. The story itself is "ordinray", the "buzz" is not missing, but quite average. And, I also can't see a reasonable link to japanese ronin's, but much more linkage to "The Dirty Dozen". Anyway, the two beforementioned elements are so strong but not 5 stars.

  2. Eleanor Abernathy's rating of the film Ronin

  3. Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Ronin

    Plot is essentially about nothing. A loosely connected series of deceptions, bluffs & double-bluffs, leading towards an unanswerable McGuffin. Mamet's dialog is snappy & hard-boiled but tells us zero about characters that feel like they've been ripped from different films. But it doesn't matter. It's just an excuse for Frankenheimer to put together some of the greatest, most gripping action set-pieces of his career.

  4. bernardovazdecastro's rating of the film Ronin

    3 stars for the film and a extra star for the car chase. Since "French Connection", I never saw such an incredible car chase like that. Still, the Friedkin's film is a much superior film comparing too with this.

  5. smndvdcl's rating of the film Ronin

    The action sequences are outstanding (no kinetic editing overload), the ensemble cast is stellar (90s method afficianados) and the premise/delivery of the film echoes De Palma's second wave interpretation of Hitchcock (Blow Out, Mission Impossible). It adheres to action thriller genre conventions (even the MacGuffin) but stands tall due to its mature and understated approach akin to 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'.

  6. Addy K.'s rating of the film Ronin

    RONIN is a masterclass in economy. Mamet controversially rewrote J.D. Zeik's screenplay. He is said to have changed every line of dialog; stripped characters down to the bone, bushido-style. For white-knuckle action, even the Bourne movies cannot surpass it. RONIN also contains De Niro's last great role. With a sly nod to Hitchcock, Frankenheimer's direction is flawless. In fact, it requires not admiration but study.

  7. Thomas Dods's rating of the film Ronin

    This is a great old fashioned action movie with great cast and some superb car chases.

  8. FISCHER's rating of the film Ronin

    Petit polar fort sympathique, aux moult rebondissements où la prestation des principaux acteurs se présente avec un sans faute. A voir, sans hésitation ! www.cinefiches.com

  9. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Ronin

    A masterpiece and auteuristic in execution, despite being fully depthless entertainment. Ronin is easily one of the best action films of the 1990's, if not ever. Period. It's sleek, cool, and full of twists and turns and somehow has tension despite marginal character dimension. The scant details are purposeful: it's purely a job for these professionals, akin to Frankenheimer who keeps the momentum up always.

  10. Tudor Rachieru's rating of the film Ronin

  11. Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Ronin

    Buonissimo film d'azione diretto da un grande mestierante del genere come Frankenheimer. Lo script non è proprio il massimo,nonostante l'espediente riuscitissimo del MacGuffin,i tradimenti e gli snodi a volte sembrano messi lì per vivacizzare le cose,ma tutto ciò è compensato da un action di primo piano,con l'inseguimento contromano che sale davvero tanto. De Niro e Renò un pò imbolsiti,ma cmq regge bene.

  12. Paolo Utili's rating of the film Ronin

  13. bryanvmh's rating of the film Ronin

    Ultimately De Niro isn't a Ronin at all, he's a pretend ex-military CIA man who facilitates the deaths of countless civilians during multiple minutes-long chase scenes. Jean Reno is the Ronin and in the end he still has to foot the bill.

  14. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film Ronin

    This is an action film redeemed from being merely "okay" by the performances of Robert De Niro and Jean Reno and by the car chases

  15. Ethan's rating of the film Ronin

    John Frankenheimer just knew how to make a great thriller and this well knit ensemble of badasses presented in this film are no exception. Why haven't Robert DeNiro and Jean Reno made more movies together?

  16. Steve G.'s rating of the film Ronin

    The dialogue is barely tolerable, the ending is awful, the plot is total bollocks, and Sean Bean is at his absolute worst. But fortunately it has some great car chases and bits with guns and a kinda awesome cast so that's ok then.

  17. miles's rating of the film Ronin

    great action film, also cool car chase!

  18. CafeGradiva's rating of the film Ronin

  19. chickenwing's rating of the film Ronin

    Close to four. Car chases and Sean Bean alive!

  20. mt.fuji's rating of the film Ronin

    The spectacular chases aren't enough to elevate Ronin above it's stilted storytelling and unrealized characters.

  21. hazal ilbay's rating of the film Ronin

  22. Katman_C's rating of the film Ronin

    great car chase one of the best I've seen

  23. Adythia Utama's rating of the film Ronin

  24. dolugen's rating of the film Ronin

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