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Ninja Assassin (2009) The folks at the MPAA must have been snoozing when Ninja Assassin came up for its rating. Because this slick slice of martial-arts mayhem from… 2009-11-25 R PT96M Action/Adventure Naomie Harris Sung Kang Ben Miles
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Ninja Assassin (2009)

MPAA Rating: R

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HE'S GOING TO DO SOMETHING, AND YOU KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE GOOD Rain stretches before exercising in Ninja Assassin
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 25, 2009; Rated: R; Length: 96 Minutes; Genre: Action/Adventure; With: Naomie Harris and Sung Kang

The folks at the MPAA must have been snoozing when Ninja Assassin came up for its rating. Because this slick slice of martial-arts mayhem from the producers of The Matrix is awash in blood. It spurts and sprays in geysers. And it never lets up. There's a brutal (and admittedly very cool) fight scene every five minutes. What story there is revolves around a ninja (Korean pop star Rain) who teams with a sassy Europol agent (Naomie Harris) to get payback on the clan who trained him to be a heartless assassin. But let's be honest, killing is this film's business...and business is good. B

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Originally posted Nov 24, 2009 Published in issue #1078 Dec 04, 2009 Order article reprints