The Cold War may be over, but a new world order keeps a group of covert mercenaries employed by the highest bidder. These operatives, known as Ronin, are assembled in France for a seemingly routine mission: steal a top-secret briefcase. But the simple task soon proves explosive as other underworld organizations vie for the same prize.
**Audio Commentary with Director John Frankenheimer
Cast & Crew
Ronin reps a pleasurable throwback to the sort of gritty, low-tech international thriller that was a staple of the 1960s.
At times, amid this movie's flurry of robustly filmed heists, betrayals and car chases, it's so good, you begin to wonder if inspiration and depth aren't overrated.
I enjoyed the film on two levels: for its skill and its silliness.
Frankenheimer propels this tale of intrigue through its tightly plotted paces with such conviction that he even makes an action hero out of Robert De Niro.
A cunning spy thriller!