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Elektra Reviews

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Matthew Reynolds
Hollywood.com
July 14, 2015
The problem is Elektra is not among the most compelling of characters. She doesn't have enough humanity and the story not enough depth to sustain us between fight scenes.
Daniel Saney
Digital Spy
July 14, 2015
Having died in Daredevil, Elektra has returned without a vengeance to bore us all to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
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
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 14, 2005
The film's multi-writer screenplay struggles vainly to hide its plagiarized themes and action beats.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 14, 2005
Plays like a collision between leftover bits and pieces of Marvel superhero stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 13, 2005
Without a viable screenplay, there's nowhere for the character to go, and no way to avoid making her look silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Violent comic book movie with lingerie costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 14, 2015
The movie's dominant visual tone is bronzed grunge, and its emotional tone is depressive.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 16, 2005
Awful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Sloan Freer
Radio Times
July 14, 2015
Daredevil's lady friend Elektra gets a solo outing in this insipid action adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 17, 2005
Static and plainly derivative.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 12, 2005
The thing about Elektra is, she flashes back so often you wonder if she may have experimented with acid back in her days at Superhero U.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
January 13, 2005
Girlfriend should have stayed dead.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
January 18, 2005
[With] dialogue as half-assed as its entry-level CGI effects, Elektra lacks thrills, narrative, emotion, believability, character development-and frankly-watchability.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 13, 2005
'And I must say that not since Rafael kicked butt with the rest of the Ninja Turtles has a character wielded a sai the way Garner does!'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
January 13, 2005
Comic book spin-off has a star in Jennifer Garner, but no script -- which makes it a hyper-cut bore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
January 13, 2005
Giving a spec/polish script to a neophyte director and demanding a low-end vehicle for today's hot eye-candy is not the way to bring superheroes to life. Just ask Halle Berry.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
January 24, 2005
You're left with stilted dialogue and dark, underlit sets.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
January 13, 2005
While Elektra doesn't reinvent the genre, it's like 'Smallville' compared to Richard Donner's Superman.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 24, 2005
They should have just called this movie Contractually Obligated Sequel staring Jennifer Garner because I can see no other reason why someone as talented and as smart as she is would want to do this film.
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