Assassins Run

2013

Action / Crime / Thriller

57
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 26%
IMDb Rating 4.3 10 1182

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Christian Slater as Michael Mason
Cole Hauser as Roman
Angus Macfadyen as Richard
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1hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Comeuppance Reviews 7 / 10

You'll surely become Sofya Skya fans after watching this

Maya Letinskaya (Skya) seems to have the perfect life: she's a highly-trained professional ballerina, her husband Michael (Slater) is a high-powered businessman, and they have a young daughter and a beautiful family together. However, things take a 180-degree pirouette when some evil Russian (duh) gangsters eliminate Michael, kidnap the daughter, and send Maya to prison on a trumped-up charge. With baddies hot on her trail, Maya penches on the only training she knows, and taps into the awesome power of BALLET. Using the discipline, athleticism, and flexibility she previously used Swan Lakin' it up to now do high kicks and spins on her opponents, Maya must now prepare for the ultimate performance - saving her daughter's life, as well as her own. Will she show us all the true meaning of MOSCOW HEAT? (er, sorry. Wrong movie.) Will the ASSASSINS go on a RUN to find Maya? (Yeah, we know it makes no sense. But neither does the title for this movie).

The Russian Ballet. Direct-to-Video action movies. Why it took until 2013 for anyone to put these two things together is anyone's guess. Much like the McDLT - which, as you will recall, kept the hot side hot and the cool side cool - Assassins Run features an unorthodox combination of textures and temperatures and manages to make everything come out well and satisfying. For the DTV world, this is a classy and stylish gangster drama that goes full-on action after a certain point(e).

Sofya Skya - that's Sofya Andreevna Shchetinina-Arzhakovskaya to you - will certainly be one to watch going forward. Not only is she an accomplished ballerina and star of the movie, she also co-directed it and sang the end credits song, "Before You Slipped Away" (a duet with a guy named John Kahn, for those keeping track). Surely someone as multitalented as this has a bright future, and we look forward to what she does next. Helping her out is a true fan favorite, Christian Slater. He spends a lot of his time on the phone, but, then again, with his inimitable voice, wouldn't you want to talk to him on the phone? We also have Angus Macfadyen on board to provide further interest, and Cole Hauser, who, in this movie at least, looks alarmingly like noted/forgotten-about boil on society, Spencer Pratt.

Sure, after about 45 minutes there's a bit of a lull, but that's a common problem, and it picks up shortly thereafter. On the whole we found Assassins Run to be original and refreshingly different. Yes, there's the time honored shooting, fights, and it becomes a prison movie at one point, but we just loved the idea of a ballerina who uses her lifetime of training in that art who then turns it into a Martial Art. Maybe it's something about the Russian psyche that that rings true for them. To ironically paraphrase Yakov Smirnoff, "What a country!" (if reading this silently to yourself, make sure you say that in a jovial yet thick Russian accent).

Like us, you'll surely become Sofya Skya fans after watching this. After all, it is all about her in the end. Despite the great Christian Slater, this wouldn't be much of a movie if it wasn't for the presence of Skya. So be sure to check her out giving the baddies the true meaning of batterie as she plies all over their beaten-up bodies. We found the experience winning, not to mention culturally enhancing.

Reviewed by Jesse Boland 9 / 10

It's like a bourne film eventually. But then it really is.

Watch this movie. It takes about the first 50 minutes for this to hit it's first real mark, but when it does it brings you something you may have never seen before, and that is a kick ass ballerina. The movie has so much wrong with it, and almost all of the male characters are just there as background props for the real show, and the little girl dancing alone in the theater is so well done. If you like Taken, or Transporter then you will really like this. I have to say it though these days even when Christian Slater's character lives through a whole movie, I bet he is still dying inside like his poor career. If Nicolas Cage, and John Cusack would stop taking every roll there might be better options for Slater, and good old Stephen Dorff gotta mention him since I'm ranting. Nuf of that See this movie!

Reviewed by 3 / 10

swan turns duckling

Decent actors horribly miscast in Movie trying to be more than it ever can be.

Plot: Company owner (Christian Slater) is in danger of losing his business to jealaous competitors in Russia. His wife, a swan lake ballet dancer, must turn once again from a duckling to a swan to say alive.

Though the Movie has a cool title, potentially good and renowned actors and on the surface a descent plot it turns out to be really crappy. A would be late night B-Movie turns into art-house action bottom shelf dust collector. It tries too hard to be something it is not: the script is amateurish and feeble, and it is too obvious that the writer is trying to keep the Viewer interested by using amateur-like methods.

Cole Houser, Angus MacFadyen and Christian Slater deserves and can do better, I guess they too suffer from bad economy like us normal folks.

I give 3 out of 10, if your sleeping pills do not work...see this Movie.

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