Some exciting bits and a superficially intriguing plot, complemented by passable acting from Statham and Owen (not to mention De Niro, on his way into the sunset), but about halfway through I just got bored. It had what appeared to be a fine ending around the 1:15 mark - might ha...
A match-up made in tough-guy heaven -- Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro star in Killer Elite. Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world's most elite operatives - D... read more
Directed by: Gary McKendry
Release Date: September 23, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 10, 2012
Stats: 2,731 reviews
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A retired black ops killer for hire is pulled back into the business when his friend is held hostage by an oil sheikh seeking retribution against the SAS for assassinating his sons. On the surface of it, Killer Elite is very much an example of business as usual for Jason Statham ...
December 25, 2012
With a a messy script full of expository dialogue, confusing motivations and plot holes, this uninteresting and generic movie is also only able to move forward by relying on stupid characters who are no more a killer elite than a bunch of incompetent amateurs.
October 30, 2012
An excellent and explosive action film that puts story, substance and characters before the spectacle. A strong, edgy, solid and powerful movie. It packs some intense punch and great character development. It`s smart, hard-boiled, intense and wickedly entertaining. A top-notch ac...
October 20, 2012
Jason Statham is normally a 'type-cast' kind of actor that I normally steer clear of. It's not that I dislike him personally but his films tend to be of a particular genre that I don't much care for. All they seem to consist of, is the "The Stath" serving out his knuckle sandwich...
July 5, 2012
Not sure what all the bad press was about...this was rather good. Probably, the most I have enjoyed Robert De Niro as of late. This was apparently a true story of some pretty tough SAS, and U.S. special ops guys. Story is pretty accurately portrayed, minus the U.S. involvement, h...
March 31, 2012
Just another explosion laden action flick with DeNiro and Clive Owen slumming and picking up a paycheck.
March 25, 2012
A very good action/thriller with a great cast and strong story based on a book about real SAS events in the 80's. Certainly a level above most of Jason Statham's recent action films which keep being churned out very often. If you like a bit of depth to back up the action this is ...
March 21, 2012
Based off of Ranulph Fiennes' book, Gary McKendry brings Killer Elite up to a crime thriller level.
In a nutshell, the concept of the plot is as its title states; just without the punch or kick to push it over the top. The story does have its share of twists, and maybe...
March 19, 2012
This is a surprisingly solid, entertaining, and well done action film. You'd think I wouldn't have been a been wary of this film given it's cast and subject matter, but I was. Maybe my growing cynicism is to blame.
Anyways, the plot concerns a retired hit man named Danny Bryce w...
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