The Assassin (2015) – Nie yin niang – Movie Review

February 8, 2016 2:12 am by
The Assassin - Nie yin niang - Movie poster


An assassin accepts a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in seventh-century China.


  • Qi Shu - Nie Yinniang
  • Chen Chang - Tian Ji'an
  • Satoshi Tsumabuki - The Mirror Polisher
  • Shao-Huai Chang - Chiang Nu


  • Hsiao-Hsien Hou


A hard watch. Moves at a snails pace and at times it can be misleading who is who. It’s very easy to lose concentration because of the pace of the movie. One thing it has got going for it is it looks fantastic.

If you’re expecting this to be like Crouching Tiger or House of Flying Daggers you couldn’t be wider from the mark. It is a very slow moving drama and what fight scenes there are are more like brief dances with minimal action.

Watch it on x2 speed for a more enjoyable watch.

2.0 Stars (2.0 / 5)

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