The Assassin (2015)

Not Rated   |    |  Action, Drama, History

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A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.


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1 November 2015 | JPMDatIMDB
| Lush Cinematography, Stately Paced, Stylistic Action
The images in The Assassin are like a massive coffee table book that you swear you'll open some day: Beautiful, lush, even overwhelming.

The pace doesn't suit a typical American audience, however. The action sequences are too infrequent, too much like ballet, too beautiful, and with too little blood, to satisfy the palates of my countrymen.

There are many quiet scenes--of vast landscapes, of sick old men, of beautiful women and children--that are almost as still as portraits but for the flutter of veils, drifts of smoke, and the sway of trees against a sky of wandering clouds.

A few of you will enjoy this film, appreciate its sensibilities and splendor. Too many, however, may leave the theater confused or lost as to what just transpired.

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Release Date:

27 August 2015



Country of Origin

Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, France

Filming Locations

Wudang, Hubei Province, China

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$47,892 18 October 2015

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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