Ronin (1999)

Rating: ★★★★½

Robert De Niro stars in this great, fast-paced thriller. In a world where loyalties are easily abandoned and allegiances can be bought, a new and deadlier terrorist threat has emergedfree agent killers! Featuring “high-octane action” (Gene Shalit, “Today”), a “first-rate cast” (L.A. Daily News) and exhilarating car chases that “are nothing short of sensational” (The New York Times), Ronin is “the real deal in action fireworks” (Rolling Stone) directed by “a master of intelligent thrillers” (Roger Ebert). 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 by a mysterious client for a seemingly routine mission: steal a top-secret briefcase. But the simple task soon proves explosive asother underworld organizations vie for the same prize…and to get the job done, the members of Ronin must do something they’ve never done before; trust each other!

I watch this movie at least once a year. The chase scenes are some of the best on film, and Dinero and Reno have a great on-screen chemistry. Click here to buy the DVD.