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.
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: 2,690 reviews
Flixster Reviews (2,690)
December 25, 2012
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...
March 17, 2012
Cast: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell, Aden Young, Yvonne Strahovski, Ben Mendelsohn, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Grant Bowler, Michael Dorman, Firass Dirani, Lachy Hulme, Sandy Greenwood
Director: Gary McKendry
Summary: This globe-trotting thriller, b...
March 10, 2012
oh no... another Jason Statham action movie... oh wait, there's Robert De freakin Niro and Clive Owen. Count me in. But "Killer Elite" is crippled with an awful screenplay and horrible actors standing next to these beasts.
The introduction trickles out with cheesy B-movie mater...
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