Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Definitions again, and Ronin/Payback

Philip Benz (
Tue, 02 Mar 1999 22:15:38 +0100 << And speaking of Parker, I just saw RONIN, which I rather liked, and
seemedrather Starkesque to me >>

_Ronin_ was a nice take on the "big caper" genre, and interesting
thematically in that it really stuck to its mercenary starting point. We
never do learn what De Niro's "dingus" is, he is just doing his job,
from start to finish, whether for his assumed criminal bosses or his
real CIA bosses. His code of honor is very hard-boiled, but I wonder if
there aren't just a few too many explosions to make the cut. <g>

Cheers, --- Phil
Lyc饠Astier, Aubenas, France

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