Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Inside Llewyn Davis
I had a perfectly fine time watching the movie and the antics of its three stars.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
The big stunts and action sequences simply dull the brain and the Oman angle is lost inside a scarcely-fathomable plot.
| Original Score: 2/5
Long, muddled, misguided.
Jason Statham (or his stunt doubles) demolishes two men while duct-taped to a chair. The entire movie has that kind of action.
Jason Statham delivers the action as usual but this time he has the support of Owen and De Niro.
| Original Score: 6/10
A few good stunts, some tolerable brooding and one nice, if silly desert chase. But not essential.
A solid, but mostly forgettable, thriller that has an intriguing plot and solid cast going for it, but isn't particularly well-made.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
I had a reasonably good time, on the whole...
The surface is glossy, the body count high, and the events opaque and often risible.
the audience learns that Jason Statham, tied to a chair and unarmed, is more dangerous than men who are both armed and unfettered. Moments like that of pure physicality are too few and too far between
Fast-paced and disposable. For action fans, that will be plenty. For those wanting more, look elsewhere.
If you're a fan of Statham or Owen, you will enjoy the action, but what could have been a classic and the start to a franchise, is instead just another guys and guns movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro are the stars, and the movie feels like a vanilla-flavored smoothie of their previous efforts.
| Original Score: C
Claims to recount true events but is frankly very hard to believe.
"Killer Elite" sticks to the ribs when it sticks to simple skullduggery and Stathamian standards of busting heads. Whenever it strives for warrior poetry, it's more like a Nantucket-esque limerick scribbled in a London pub's bathroom.
| Original Score: 2/4
Pockets of really interesting action in a sea of tedious exposition.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
It's an uneven mix, though it still delivers in fits and starts.
| Original Score: 3/5
The permanently scowling Statham borders on caricature, while the talents of De Niro and Owen are completely wasted.
Statham, Owen and De Niro all give their best effort, but even they can't conquer a poorly written script.
The violence is over-the-top and becomes superficial. I found it all too boring, looking at my watch more than once.