Killer Elite
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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 - Danny, an ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) and Hunter, his longtime mentor (Robert De Niro) - against the cunning leader of a secret military society (Clive Owen). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of cat and mouse - where the predators become the prey. -- (C) Open Road Films

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I had a reasonably good time, on the whole..."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"Statham is just good enough to make one wish he'd challenge himself."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It doesn't ask much of the audience, and nor should it: This is a series of pictures of men planning, running, punching, shooting, kicking and scowling at each other."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"The Killer Elite is a flabby, cheap looking, mess that has a saving grace in the performance of Deniro."
‑ Blake Howard, 2UE That Movie Show
"It's an extraordinary (and almost plausible) story, and we can only wish that the filmmakers had told it better ... a great cast and plenty of tension, action and gunfire, but unless you know the basic story it is rather confusing, jumpy and jumbled"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Jason Statham cements status as top-level action star."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"Jason Statham is enjoyable enough to watch that he can occasionally make one forget just how silly and dull a movie like Killer Elite really is."
‑ Ian Buckwalter, NPR
"A cartoony and messy narrative that is mostly style over substance."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"McKendry doesn't pull off either the action nor the drama to any satisfaction."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Fascinating but often frustrating, this Australian co-production rips along at a frenetic pace with edge-of-seat thrills as the action hots up, but loses its sizzle by a jumpy, clumsy screenplay and direction"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"De Niro, in what amounts to an extended cameo, is radically miscast. That's still no excuse for his nonperformance, which is beyond lackluster."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"The movie's not stupid. And that makes it more than bearable and often a little fun."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
""Killer Elite" came close to earning a recommendation, but because of the problems with the script and a bit of a drawn-out storyline, it didn't quite get there."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"While it promised to rock us like a hurricane, Killer Elite instead bores us with action movie clichés aplenty and uninspired action sequences."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Far more than just another Transporter clone, and far less than the sum of its parts, the result is an oddity you couldn't make up."
‑ Matt Glasby,
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