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Based on 23 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 88
    Rolling Stone

    Ronin represents an exhilarating return to form for Frankenheimer. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Ronin eventually becomes tiresome, but the pairing of De Niro and Reno never gets old. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Ronin manages to remain focused on the plot and the characters, even while staging increasingly complicated pyrotechnic set pieces and offering its share of white-knuckle moments. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    What an impeccably crafted film this is -- slightly impoverished in theme, perhaps, but so rich everywhere else that it seems rude to notice. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    I enjoyed the film on two levels: for its skill and its silliness. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Frankenheimer doesn't recapture the magic he once created in movies like "The Manchurian Candidate," but he does cook up an effective thriller in the "French Connection" vein. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    Ronin shows the mark of a veteran hand and is entertaining in fits and starts. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Frankenheimer pretty much ignores everything that's happened in the action and thriller genres since 1975, and mostly that's a good thing. show more

  • 50
    Film Threat

    The concept is intriguing and the car chases are pure adrenaline. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    It remains head and shoulders above what little competition there is by virtue of its stellar casting, editing, and above all, Frankenheimer's fluid, explosive direction. show more

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