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Assassins (1995) Movie Information

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Assassins (1995)
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Overall Rank:

5897

Avg. Rating:

2.53/4

# of Ratings:

94

Genres:

Action, Crime

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

10/06/1995

Director:

Richard Donner

Actors:

Sylvester Stallone
Antonio Banderas
Julianne Moore
Anatoli Davydov
Muse Watson
Steve Kahan

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Two top assassins get mixed up with one another when they both find out they are trying to kill the same mark. One wants to retire and put the whole lifestyle behind him, the other wants to kill him so he can be number one.

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Ian 09/15/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

This movie is about the "3 S's" of assassination - suits, sunglasses and silencers. It is extremely cliché, but it works somehow since everyone seems to be perfect in their roles. Banderas is a suave up and coming assassin who is desperate to become #1. Stallone is an aging "good guy" assassin who is defending his title, while promising to do "one last job" before retiring. He has a tragic past of having had to assassinate a former colleague and must deal with betrayal, romance, and a chess playing mastermind. Even though there is no real humor in the film, it is funny because it is such an archetypical assassin movie. The acting and action are great as well.

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Yojimbo 10/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

Another ridiculous Stallone vehicle in which he lumbers through some reasonably well handled set pieces, directed as it was by Richard Donner of Superman and Lethal Weapon fame, but it gets increasingly ludicrous and Banderas is just plain awful.

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Chris Kavan 01/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Meh - about as standard an action film as you can find. Both Stallone and Banderas don't appear to have their heart in this project. Unless you're feeling desperate, I suggest getting your action fix on a much more exciting film.

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Daniel Corleone 09/28/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

A simple plot with dynamite action and acting. If only the screenplay were improved. I remember having some humor in it. Not much role for Julianne Moore here and the entire flick wasn't that memorable. Assassins may not hit the target, but there are moments it entertained.

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Snoogans 08/22/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

Boring is not what an action movie should be. Just skip this.

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Josh C 05/02/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

The acting was decent and the action was fun but it still left me longing for something else. Antonio Banderas' character could have been less over the top. I also didn't like having a clear cut good guy and bad guy.

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