Ninja Assassin

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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.

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 6.3/10 (32,259 voted)

Critic's Score: 34/100

James McTeigue

Stars: Rain, Rick Yune, Naomie Harris

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.

Writers: Matthew Sand, J. Michael Straczynski


Sung Kang


Randall Duk Kim

Tattoo Master

Jonathan Chan-Pensley

Yakuza Henchman

Ill-Young Kim

Yakuza Mohawk

Yuki Iwamoto

Yakuza Couch

Ben Miles


Naomie Harris




Linh Dan Pham

Pretty Ninja

(as Linh-Dan Pham)

Fang Yu

Laundromat Manager

(as Yu Fang)

Adriana Altaras


Shô Kosugi


(as Sho Kosugi)

Kylie Goldstein

Young Kiriko

(as Kylie Liya Goldstein)

Sungwoong Yoon

Young Raizo

Eleonore Weisgerber

Mrs. Sabatin

Prepare to enter a secret world of assassins.


Official Website:
Official site |
Official site [France] |

Release Date: 25 November 2009

Filming Locations: Berlin, Germany

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000


Opening Weekend: $13,316,158
(29 November 2009)
(2503 Screens)

Gross: $38,105,077
(7 February 2010)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Director James McTeigue cited the crime thrillers
Panic in the Streets,
The Getaway and
Badlands and the martial arts features
Ninja Scroll and
Samurai Champloo as influences for the film.


Incorrectly regarded as goofs:
Since Mika gave Raizo the homing capsule, his former ninja colleagues shouldn't have been able to leave the country with him. However, the authorities would have had to let the clan take Raizo back to their home dojo in order to locate it.


[Ozunu's face is slashed by Raizo]

Kill him!

User Review

only 1 ninja was harmed during the making of this film, the rest of them were killed

Rating: 8/10

First off I would like to say that anyone who thinks this movie sucks
because it has very little plot is an idiot.

Now let me tell you what Ninja Assassin isn't.

Its not a serious thinking movie, it's not a Gandhi, it's not a Saw
type movie.

And it isn't a Twilight that's for sure.

The reason why Ninja Assassin is so friggin cool is because you know
that the people making this movie had one thing in mind… Have a ton
of Ninjas kill each other. Ninja Assassin is a fun guys night out type
movie, at least that's how I saw this movie. Though some people walked
out booing I walked out cheering because I came in and honestly just
wanted a huge body count and a ton of blood and boy did they deliver.

My only major critique was the CGI blood… Though there were gallons
of it coming out they could have stepped it up some more…

In a way this movie was like Rambo…Equal budget of 50 million,
unbelievable carnage and pure fun… But the difference is that its
acrobatic, its hacking slashing, gallons of blood and Ninjas with
blades on chains = )…

So all in all a solid 8/10 for me.

PS. Watch out for the opening scene and the police station scene
because those scenes are epic awesome.