The Killer Elite - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Killer Elite Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 24, 2012
Solid action pic.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fernando F. Croce
February 14, 2010
A fable of self-romanticizing paranoia, acknowledged as a splendid private joke played from deep within a corporate potboiler

TV Guide
August 30, 2006
Misunderstood at the time of its release, this is essentially a droll parody of espionage thrillers with plenty of chases and shoot-outs presented in an absurdist, mocking tone by director Peckinpah.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
An underrated CIA thriller directed by Sam Peckinpah with lots of quirky offhand moments.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Richard Eder
New York Times
May 9, 2005
Sam Peckinpah knows how to make movies but perhaps he has forgotten why.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The Killer Elite is directed and acted with a certain nice style, but it puts us through so many convolutions of the plot that finally we just don't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 4, 2002
Shoe-leather tough but refreshingly low key for Peckinpah.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 22, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cole Smithey
November 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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