July 15, 2022 (NYC)-Baby Assassins is Fast and Fun! Baby Assassins is the latest release from Well Go USA Entertainment to come out of the Japanese market and it is both fast and fun. This well paced and well Directed action comedy can not help but engage you from the opening scene.
Akari Takaishi and Saori Izawa are delightful as the young assassins who are faced with trying to balance “normal” lives with their careers as professional assassins. Their chemistry on screen with each other, and the rest of the cast, make for some memorable and enjoyable moments as they recognize they may be unfit for anything other than professional “hits”.
The film does a terrific job of walking the tight rope between being funny and outrageous without being unwatchable and silly. It also does a fantastic job of integrating martial arts action and gun play into the film. Saori Izawa clearly has some Taekwondo training in her pedigree, and her fight scenes are interesting and well choreographed.
In a market of formula driven action and adventure films it is no surprise that this original and unique action comedy is winning awards and making noise at worldwide film festivals. I expect it will explode in popularity after this year’s Comic-Con.
Baby Assassins may be the most enjoyable independent movie since The Paper Tigers. I highly recommend this film.
The film is subtitled.
-review by Marc Zirogiannis
Upon graduation, highly trained teenage assassins Chisato and Mahiro are informed by upper management that they will need to hold down “normal” jobs as a cover, and—even worse—they’ll be forced to share an apartment. However, after an unfortunate run-in with a Yakuza member, the two must band together to survive an epic fight for their lives.
BABY ASSASSINS, debuting July 22 exclusively on the martial arts streaming service Hi-YAH! before hitting Digital, Blu-rayTM and DVD August 16 from Well Go USA Entertainment.
Country of Origin: Japan
BABY ASSASSINS has a runtime of approximately 95 minutes and is not rated.