Assassins

  • 15
  • Richard Donner (1995)
  • US
  • 127 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This film should carry a message warning you not to look too deeply for rhyme or reason or you'll end up with a nasty headache. Try to ignore the holes in the plot and concentrate instead on the rivalry that develops between hitmen Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas, especially when Stallone becomes enamoured of their target, hacker supreme Julianne Moore. Director Richard Donner gave us sharply played entertainment with the Lethal Weapon series, but here lets piles the implausibilities too high. Banderas gets away with a lazy performance, which is a shame after his electrifying show in the same year's Desperado (which had been released in the US only two months before Assassins). Stallone is a lot more interesting, but Moore has the best lines.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas and Julianne Moore. Disenchanted hitman Robert Rath wants to hang up his gun, but he is continually dogged by a young, rival contract killer who is determined to take Rath's place as the top assassin.

Cast and crew

Cast

Robert Rath
Sylvester Stallone
Miguel Bain
Antonio Banderas
Electra
Julianne Moore
Nicolai
Anatoly Davydov
Ketcham
Muse Watson
Alan Branch
Steve Kahan
Jennifer
Kelly Rowan
Bob
Reed Diamond
Remy
Kai Wulff
Buyer
Kerry Skalsky
Cop
Stephen Liska
Cop
John Harms
Cemetery caretaker
Edward J Rosen
Dowager
Christina Orchid
Buyer
James Douglas Haskins

Crew

Director
Richard Donner

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Violence, edited for language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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