Ronin Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3200

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 126

Theatrical Release Date: 09/25/1998

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Thriller

MPAA Rating: R

Director: John Frankenheimer

Actors: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce

Plot: A former U.S. intelligence officer tries to track down a package wanted by the Irish and the Russians. -- sapien

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Oldpinkdogbar - wrote on 02/07/2021

Extremely average heist/spy thriller with very little character development. Has some decent chase scenes which elevate the film somewhat.

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Ian - wrote on 09/16/2015

Absolutely boring and generic spy thriller. I predicted every plot twist and nothing at all surprised or amazed me. Yawn.

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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/12/2011

Former special forces soldiers and intelligence operatives—Spence (Sean Bean), Larry (Skipp Sudduth), Gregor (Stellan Skarsgård), Vincent (Jean Reno), and Sam (Robert De Niro) are tasked to steal a mysterious briefcase. Much like Pulp Fiction, the contents of the case were never revealed except to Seamus O'Rourke (Jonathan Pryce). The plot can be confusing but the action never ceases. Ronin boasts great car chases, CIA, Russian mobs and friendship among its figures.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/27/2011

A group of mercenaries are hired to steal a mysterious case from a heavily armed organisation. Although it has a similar set up to Reservoir Dogs, Ronin is a rather more "adult" affair, echoing cold war thrillers spiced up with a liberal smattering of action. Veteran director John Frankenheimer obviously devoted a lot of time to the shoot outs and car chases which have a visceral realism lacking in most Hollywood thrillers; in fact the whole film is beautifully engineered and features a superb cast making it all but technically flawless. It also has a very "European" flavour, not only because of the continental locations, but also the lack of shaky cam or over-saturated colour filters and a cast featuring real actors instead of underwear models make it feel a million miles from your …

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