Elektra - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Elektra Reviews

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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.
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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Keith Phipps
AV Club
October 6, 2006
Elektra shoves Frank Miller's eponymous cold-blooded assassin into a PG-13-friendly adventure.
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
During a fight, a character declared "Enough! It ends now." And I thought It's about time! Now there's a sure sign of an action movie falling short of its potential.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A none too Marvel-lous spin-off from Daredevil.
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Garner may justify her reputation as an action woman, but fails to prove that sais matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2006
There's a skeleton of a cool fantasy story here, but the clatter and clunk of its fleshless bones is dispiriting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
January 17, 2006
Never mind giving 1000 chimps 1000 typewriters and having them produce a script in a week. Instead, give 1000 chimps $US100 million and see how long it takes them to come up with a blancmange blockbuster such as this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Absent an established fan base or cadre of recognizable villains, filmmakers are forced to shoehorn in superfluous back story and excessive inner turmoil.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 7, 2005
Much like the onslaught of sword-and-sandal epics, the comic-book-adaptation boom has resulted in a decreased effectiveness of the subjects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
July 6, 2005
The curse of the new Bennifer has birthed a deformed fury that not even sexy red ninja lingerie could save
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jason Zingale
July 5, 2005
Could you please create a lead villain whose best move doesn't involve flying bed sheets?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 15, 2005
Garner looks great in the Elektra outfit, but that didn't do much for the plotting and filmmaking, which is average to worse.
| Original Score: C+
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 13, 2005
Elektra's muddled story and formal unsightliness aren't filmmaking tragedies of Greek proportions, just Hollywood's latest casualty of concept over character.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 4, 2005
'Jennifer Garner tiene el potencial de ser una súper estrella, pero con decisiones como ésta el camino va a ser mucho más complicado de lo que debería'
| Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 25, 2005
...a pointless, muddled mass of sentiment and clichés that elicits mainly yawns.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 5, 2005
Comic book fans take it on the chin once again...
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Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
February 7, 2005
Jennifer Gardner provides some wonderful eye candy for the audience to enjoy and that somehow makes it all worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 3, 2005
You'd think the notion of putting Jennifer Garner in tight red leather...would be a no-lose proposition, and you'd be right. But unfortunately there's other stuff in this
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