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Posted October 1, 2010
An okay action film, but not Stallone's best
Sylvester Stallone turns in an underrated performance as a world-weary professional assassin who is contemplating retirement. Robert Rath (Stallone) is wracked with guilt over having to kill his friend and mentor Nikolai 15 years ago to become the #1 assassin available for hire. On what is supposed to be his last assignment, a younger assassin named Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) who is Rath’s number one fan and also number one competitor, is competing with him to retire the mark, Elektra (Julianne Moore), to be known as “Numero Uno”. Favorite scene- the cab scene where Banderas is trapped behind bulletproof glass with Stallone in the front seat interrogating him it’s wise lion against young tiger. The dialogue is fantastic. An interesting side note for Assassins is that the Wachowski Brothers, who are better known as the creative force that wrote and directed The Matrix Trilogy, wrote this screenplay and got Joel Silver interested in producing the Matrix films. R- Strong LanguageWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.