Reviews

Apr 23, 2019
The special effects are well realized and enough attention is paid to the character of Elektra to make her a formidable rival to any number of Wolverines.
Aug 29, 2018
This movie passes the Bechdel Test and the Knope Friendship Test. It's also way better than it gets credit for.
Jul 14, 2015
Worth a look.
Oct 18, 2008
Elektra is a strange and emotionally distant picture, redeemed, if not completely, by a nice climactic battle, some moody visuals and a star who seems to be working as hard as she can to heat up a character designed to be chilly.
Jul 30, 2007
What's missing in this Elektra is a certain sense of play and imagination.
Mar 6, 2007
It felt like I was back in my childhood watching serial chapters at a Saturday matinee.
Mar 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.
Mar 5, 2007
Everything comes back to Garner, though -- and even when the movie takes itself too seriously, thankfully she never does.
Jan 31, 2005
Not the best, but not the worst (and the upcoming Fantastic Four movie can only make [Elektra] look better).
Jan 24, 2005
In another film, the slice-and-dice action scenes would have had me reaching for my thesaurus. But I liked this movie. Go figure.
Jan 17, 2005
It's not Schindler's List, but it's not Catwoman either.
Jan 14, 2005
Electric as Elektra, Jennifer Garner does a high-powered, blade-thrusting star turn as Marvel Comics' ninja-inspired superheroine, bringing such unbridled energy and sexuality to her performance, one barely notices the movie itself.
Jan 14, 2005
[Garner] is ... gloriously in gear, ready to kick some Hand.
Jan 14, 2005
Gaps don't ruin the film, thanks to Garner's performance and Bowman's apparent enjoyment of his job.
Jan 14, 2005
The fight sequences are hot.
Jan 14, 2005
No one will confuse Jennifer Garner for Meryl Streep, but she has a solid turn here as a woman who makes a big show of having withdrawn from the world but really hasn't.
Jan 13, 2005
Elektra succeeds because of Garner's dedication to the character, and her willingness to go along with some rather outlandish ideas for a comic book adventure.
Jan 13, 2005
True to form, Garner creates a strapping action character with as many foibles as muscles.