August 7, 2008
For all its slow-mo kick-flying and computer-generated mysticism, the story is tissue-thin and simple to the point of being simpleminded.
July 30, 2007
What's missing in this Elektra is a certain sense of play and imagination.
March 6, 2007
It felt like I was back in my childhood watching serial chapters at a Saturday matinee.
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.
March 1, 2007
As for Garner, she remains a lovely screen presence, but it's impossible to buy her as an emotionless killing machine.
October 6, 2006
Elektra shoves Frank Miller's eponymous cold-blooded assassin into a PG-13-friendly adventure.
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.
April 1, 2006
Garner may justify her reputation as an action woman, but fails to prove that sais matter.
February 7, 2006
There's a skeleton of a cool fantasy story here, but the clatter and clunk of its fleshless bones is dispiriting.
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.
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.
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.
July 6, 2005
The curse of the new Bennifer has birthed a deformed fury that not even sexy red ninja lingerie could save
July 5, 2005
Could you please create a lead villain whose best move doesn't involve flying bed sheets?
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.
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.
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'