Entertainment Weekly

Let's be honest, killing is this film's business...and business is good.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Ninja isn't a great movie, but if you're in the right frame of mind, it is a bloody good time.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Despite the pace, though -- pedal, have you met my friend metal? -- Ninja Assassin still has some of its best stuff left at the end, when the master returns to demonstrate his extra-special, super-most-deadliest technique.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
A convincing, reasonably co-ordinated action movie. Nothing special, but lovers of the genre will enjoy the workouts, especially if they bring night-vision glasses.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Just not feeling the holiday spirit? Maybe a brainless, extra-bloody B-movie will provide the boost you're looking for.
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Washington Post

Ten minutes after you leave the movie, all the battles will have blended in your memory into a ceaseless muddle of sliced-off appendages, jets of blood splashing artfully on walls, gurgling screams and flashing swords.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
This amateurish action flick is so lacking in personality or punch, it ought to be titled "V for Video Store Discount Bin."
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It’s like Bob Fosse night at the martial-arts studio. Most of the killing here is done with bladed throwing stars that, like the ninjas themselves, arrive from nowhere. They appear to have been used to edit the film as well.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Numbingly gory when it isn’t just plain numbing.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's a gorefest, a borefest and a snorefest.
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34 out of 100
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