Assassins (2020)

Assassins (2020)

Assassins (2020)

The assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader, goes much deeper than initial headlines depicted. This Sundance-selected documentary investigates what really happened, uncovering a global spy plot that might question the guilt of the two suspected female assassins. From the director of Ask Dr Ruth and the Emmy-nominated series The Keepers.

2020Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language104 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Ryan White

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Ryan White's fascinating documentary chronicles plays like a political thriller...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Provocative as an examination of power.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Its main virtues are a wild story and a stealth sense of outrage.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

[White] deftly untangles the different webs of meaning and implication, political, social and otherwise, to draw us into Siti and Doan's worlds.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

While informative, I never leaned forward and engaged with the events documented.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

The story is so outlandish — and the film so dry — that it’s hard not to be impressed by the discipline White showed in refusing to have more fun with it.

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Variety

Variety

Assassins is a terrific true-crime story, but it’s also a documentary thriller about the new world disorder.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Ryan White crafts a piercingly observant investigative documentary that methodically pieces together a complex collage of incriminating evidence outlining a carefully orchestrated attempt to conceal the sinister implications behind Kim’s assassination.

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