Live by the code. Die by the code.
Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) is a contract killer, a master of his trade who can whirl a gun at warp speed and moves through this world like a phantom – stealthy and evanescent. In the spirit of the samurai, he has pledged his loyalty to a small time mobster named Louie (John Tormey) who saved his life many years before.
- “At once a tribute to traditional notions of honour, loyalty, friendship and professionalism, and a stylish, ironic pastiche inspired by the likes of Melville and Suzuki, it's very funny, insightful, and highly original.” - Geoff Andrew (Time Out)
- “Less a pastiche than a mastermix from a cinematic DJ at the height of his formalist powers, Ghost Dog is pretty ill – but it's not evil.” - Glenn Kenny (Premiere Magazine)
- “This is a picture by turns amusing and melancholic, sweet-centred and dark-edged.” - Xan Brooks (Sight & Sound)