SYLVESTER STALLONE IS THE BEST PROFESSIONAL ASSASSIN ALIVE. ANTONIO BANDERAS IS SECOND BEST, BUT NOT FOR LONG. A DEADLY GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE TAKES PLACE TO SEE WHO WILL SURVIVE TO CLAIM THE TITLE AND WHO WILL WALK AWAYS W... more »ITH HIS LIFE.« less
I thought this movie was great! I don't even like the two main actors, but together, with Julianne Moore thrown in, the chemistry was fabulous!! I've seen better acting and some of the things are totally farfetched, but then what movie of this genre doesn't have that sort of thing? It will always be one of my favorite movies. I've seen it at least 10 times and loved it every time.
James R. from EMERALD ISLE, NC Reviewed on 11/26/2009...
Disk played great. Good movie.
An Exciting Movie!
Melvin Hunt | Cleveland,, Texas United States | 02/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was a very exciting movie. There was action from start to finish. Stallone,the top hit man in the world suddenly finds that he has competition. He battles all over the landscape against his new competitor Antonio Banderas. A woman comes into possesion of an article that the bad guys want. She then becomes a target for Banderas. It falls upon Stallone to defend her. Stallone has to fight for his life against his new younger competition. The battle is ruthless. Stallone and Banderas have a final showdown that is top notch. Be sure to see this movie.It is top of the line. You will not be dissapointed."
Great movie, great actors
Thor | 09/07/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie, but I admit I'm a little turned off by the Stallone action genre. I'm glad I did watch it. I love Electra, she's the best. A woman can be a strong character, she doesn't do what he tells her, until she trusts him. The scene in which Stallone spills his guts about liking her is even more compelling because she's not around to hear it. Great job by Antonio, he's just beautiful enough to be scary. Great movie!!"
Action start to finish
Brenda Budziszewski | E.Brady, PA USA | 06/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"When I put this DVD in, and hit play, action started. The whole way through the 2 hour movie, there is action non stop, clear up to the end in the "No Goodbyes" scene. This is a great movie. My favorite part was in the taxi when Robert Rath (Stallone) And Miguel Bain (Banderas) meet.
If youre a fan of either Banderas or Stallone, then I strongly suggest this movie to you."
A Movie Where You Can Feel The Heat Coming Of The Screen!
Thor | Netherlands | 09/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Assassins is a great action thriller starring Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas.
Richard Donner, the director of the Lethal Weapon Films, has done a fantastic job as always, creating a world with characters that you won't forget that easy. Sylvester Stallone does a good job as a hitman who doesn't wanna kill anymore, but still gets new offers he doesn't wanna refuse. While Stallone's character is on the job, a rivale pops up: Antonio Banderas. Now Banderas is perfectly cast as the triggerhappy killer who only wants one thing: being number 1 in the hitman world. For that he has to kill Stallone's character. Not the most original story in the world, but that doesn't matter: it's pure entertainment and it gives a lot of thrilling moments and action sequences.
From the moment the two characters meet in some of the most beautiful locations and thrilling situations, the heat is on. Gunfire, explosions, sweat, thrilling conversations between the two: the heat will come out of your tv set! The atmosphere that is hanging around in this film is truely fantastic. The action has been filmed in a fantastic and professional way and it will keep you on the edge of your seat. There are a few flaws here and there, and a few things that you musn't take to seriously, but because of the fantastic speed and feel of the film, it won't spiol the fun for even one moment! This film is truely underrated by the media, so my suggestion is: ignore the media and watch this thriller, cause it will entertain you! If you are a fan of Stallone, Banderas, Richard Donner's work, or just in the mood for some fun action entertainment, I would highly recommend this film!
Good popcorn entertainment with a lot of thrills and chills. So sit back, relax, put your feet up and enjoy watching this!"
Before the Matrix
Trevor Willsmer | London, England | 12/12/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Assassins is the Wachowsky Brothers film everyone forgets about, although perhaps because here the duo share screenplay credit with the variable Brian Helgeland with Richard Donner taking directorial duties. Originally intended as a vehicle for Sean Connery and Tom Cruise as the tired topdog and the precocious pretender in each others sights but settling for Stallone and Banderas instead, it's a pretty good thriller with some good setpieces and an interesting take on its antiheroes as people who have being lying for so long they've almost forgotten who they really are. Sadly, the film is seriously let down by Antonio Banderas' wildly over-enthusiastic performance (and that's putting it politely): for the number two hitman, he goes out of his way to be as conspicuous as possible at every opportunity. But it's still more than a notch above the average action movie."