Elektra Reviews

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Christy Lemire
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
Garner's charms extend beyond the mere physical. Simply by showing up, she makes Elektra far more entertaining than it has a right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
What's missing in this Elektra is a certain sense of play and imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 6, 2007
It felt like I was back in my childhood watching serial chapters at a Saturday matinee.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 5, 2007
This doesn't exactly set the world on fire, but I was charmed by its old-fashioned storytelling, which is refreshingly free of archness, self-consciousness, or Kill Bill-style wisecracks.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 5, 2007
Everything comes back to Garner, though -- and even when the movie takes itself too seriously, thankfully she never does.
Kevin A. Ranson
January 31, 2005
Not the best, but not the worst (and the upcoming Fantastic Four movie can only make [Elektra] look better).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
January 24, 2005
In another film, the slice-and-dice action scenes would have had me reaching for my thesaurus. But I liked this movie. Go figure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
January 17, 2005
It's not Schindler's List, but it's not Catwoman either.

Baltimore Sun
January 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
January 14, 2005
[Garner] is ... gloriously in gear, ready to kick some Hand.
| Original Score: 3/4
Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star
January 14, 2005
Gaps don't ruin the film, thanks to Garner's performance and Bowman's apparent enjoyment of his job.
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
January 14, 2005
The fight sequences are hot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 14, 2005
No one will confuse Jennifer Garner for Meryl Streep, but she has a solid turn here as a woman who makes a big show of having withdrawn from the world but really hasn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
January 13, 2005
Elektra succeeds because of Garner's dedication to the character, and her willingness to go along with some rather outlandish ideas for a comic book adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 13, 2005
True to form, Garner creates a strapping action character with as many foibles as muscles.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Violent comic book movie with lingerie costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 7, 2010
Some comic properties should just be left on the page.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
An utterly embarrassing misfire with poor performances, contrived elements, and a weak premise.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
For all its slow-mo kick-flying and computer-generated mysticism, the story is tissue-thin and simple to the point of being simpleminded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
As for Garner, she remains a lovely screen presence, but it's impossible to buy her as an emotionless killing machine.
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