1998 / USA / 121 min. / Colour
Director: John Frankenheimer Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce
Ronin is an unashamedly old school action-thriller cleverly updated with a crisp script, sharp cinematography, even sharper counter-intuitive casting and, according to many, the best car chases since Bullitt. A team of ex-special agents (played by that wonderfully eclectic, international cast) has been hired to steal a mysterious and well-guarded briefcase – a classic McGuffin – while loyalties and alliances twist and turn. Great fun with just enough Gallic flair, British brio, Swedish cool and American something-or-other to create a unique entertainment.