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March 25, 2008

Ronin - 4

This is a standard covert operations film. Made in 1998 it looks older somehow. A small team of strangers are hired for a task to get a package. The package of course turns out to be a MacGuffin, and the story revolves around the issues of trust and who is conning who. A decent action film, and less formulaic than a James Bond film, but not anything to go out of your way to see. I would have liked for there to be a greater connection to the background that gives the film its title. The main stars are Robert De Niro and Jean Reno.

1 comment:

Jason said...

It's worth mentioning that David Mamet made this movie watchable; the original screenplay was by-the-numbers ka-blooey! type stuff, but Mamet made it more post-Cold War focused. He re-wrote it under a pseudonym because they wouldn't give him name recognition.