Elektra Reviews

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July 14, 2015
If the film isn't as bad as some others in the comics-to-cinema genre (Halle Berry's Catwoman has rather lowered the bar), that's not to say it's good.
July 14, 2015
There isn't a whisper of spontaneity.
July 14, 2015
The movie's dominant visual tone is bronzed grunge, and its emotional tone is depressive.
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.
March 5, 2007
Everything comes back to Garner, though -- and even when the movie takes itself too seriously, thankfully she never does.
October 6, 2006
Elektra shoves Frank Miller's eponymous cold-blooded assassin into a PG-13-friendly adventure.
June 24, 2006
A none too Marvel-lous spin-off from Daredevil.
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.
January 25, 2005
It's shockingly dull for a popcorn flick, and only ardent fans of the comic are likely to enjoy it.
January 25, 2005
Offers no surprises, and whether or not you'll appreciate its modest charms depends entirely on whether you too have been anticipating Garner's new outfit.
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.
January 20, 2005
Jennifer Garner should have used an alias instead of putting her name on this breathlessly boring spinoff of Daredevil.
January 15, 2005
The sad thing about Elektra is that it reveals that for all the millions of dollars now spent on them, comic-book movies are being made with no more distinction than the cheapest old Saturday-afternoon serials.
January 15, 2005
That she is in fact a hired assassin on a $2-million contract killing is charmingly offset by the fact that she wears no makeup and ties her (albeit ridiculously) long brown hair back in a ponytail.
January 14, 2005
What it suffers from most is the sense of offhand storytelling that lies halfway between creative laziness and cost-cutting sloppiness.
January 14, 2005
The constant talk and tease of Elektra is sure to cause even more male frustration than Catwoman and Tomb Raider, where the femmes were similarly dolled up and then sexed down to appease the nanny censors.
January 14, 2005
It's opaque where it should be clear (motivations; fight scenes). It's clear where it should be opaque (what happens next).
January 14, 2005
[Garner] is ... gloriously in gear, ready to kick some Hand.
January 14, 2005
Another inert, soul-dead action drama that turns actors into zombies.
January 14, 2005
The film's multi-writer screenplay struggles vainly to hide its plagiarized themes and action beats.
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