Saturday, 1 September 2012

Ronin


Ronin is one of my De Niro favorites. The story is not something new and unique for Hollywood but still it grips the viewers. Car chases usually just turn me off sometimes but this is one movie where I look forward for its chase scenes whenever I see it.

Ronin is truly a Robert De Niro and Jean Reno film but the rest of the cast comprising of Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgard, Jonathan Pyrce do an impressive job. It was directed by John Frankenheimer and screenplay was written by David Mamet, based on the story written by J.D. Zeik.

The story starts with assembling of five special operation veterans -  Spence (Sean Bean), Larry (Skipp Sudduth), Gregor (Stellan Skarsgard), Vincent (Jean Reno), Sam (Robert De Niro) by a girl Deirdre (Natascha McElhone). Deidre is a member of Provisonal IRA and works for a mysterious employer, Seamus (Jonathan Pyrce).

The team is brought together for a job of stealing a briefcase, whose contents remain unknown throughout the movie. The briefcase is heavily guarded but then Sam and others successfully manage to steal it. What continues ahead is the betrayal of a team member who plans to sell it and keep the profit for himself. Thus Sam and the other remaining team members as well as their employers, Deirdre and Seamus are enraged. Everyone wants the briefcase back and tries hard for it and so the movie goes on ahead.

The efforts of Sam and Vincent on one side, Seamus and Deirdre who have captured the traitor on other, as well as the Russians who want the briefcase are worth watching. Also the real motive and intentions of Sam, makes it a good watch. If not for anything else then it is for the exotic locations and the amazing car chases, that holds the viewers and keeps them glued to the screen.

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  2. Good review:) and good to see you back blogging:).

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  3. nice review but too many spoilers. I feel that some key plot elements are revealed in ur review.

    Two reasons to why I like Ronin.. 1. Robert de Niro (I am his die hard fan)
    2. awesome French locations... and the film has some good chase and stunts...

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    1. Thanks for your comment.
      I try hard not to give out much spoilers but it happens. :P

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