Killer Elite Reviews

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November 30, 2020
Successfully maintains a surprising degree of intrigue and intensity, not through an overly clever storyline, but with an air of unpredictability within its characters.
January 11, 2020
It's not fine cinema and it's not going to win any awards but you also won't feel like you didn't get what you came for.
September 16, 2019
Killer Elite doesn't have anything on its mind in particular; it's just fulfilling its function.
June 27, 2019
While Killer Elite does sport some decent chase scenes and meticulous action sequences, it's resoundingly poorly conceived in every other aspect, most notably, the terrible screenplay.
January 7, 2019
This might be a bit of a lark for Owen and De Niro, but the audience enjoys it just as much as we suspect they did.
May 3, 2015
In the film's most emotionally honest moment, De Niro helps himself to a giant bag of money.
June 22, 2013
It doesn't ask much of the audience, and nor should it: This is a series of pictures of men planning, running, punching, shooting, kicking and scowling at each other.
October 2, 2012
A cartoony and messy narrative that is mostly style over substance.
September 19, 2012
"Killer Elite" came close to earning a recommendation, but because of the problems with the script and a bit of a drawn-out storyline, it didn't quite get there.
April 27, 2012
The Killer Elite is a flabby, cheap looking, mess that has a saving grace in the performance of Deniro.
April 6, 2012
McKendry doesn't pull off either the action nor the drama to any satisfaction.
February 22, 2012
While it promised to rock us like a hurricane, Killer Elite instead bores us with action movie clichs aplenty and uninspired action sequences.
February 21, 2012
It's an extraordinary (and almost plausible) story, and we can only wish that the filmmakers had told it better ... a great cast and plenty of tension, action and gunfire, but unless you know the basic story it is rather confusing, jumpy and jumbled
February 21, 2012
Fascinating but often frustrating, this Australian co-production rips along at a frenetic pace with edge-of-seat thrills as the action hots up, but loses its sizzle by a jumpy, clumsy screenplay and direction
February 16, 2012
Far more than just another Transporter clone, and far less than the sum of its parts, the result is an oddity you couldn't make up.
January 29, 2012
Stale and bland, Killer Elite is an emotionless, assembly-line actioner with little to keep even the hardest of hardcore fans interested.
January 27, 2012
The movie just sort of sits there, going through the motions, reveling in clich, building to a strangely inert climax that is forgone as it is underwhelming.
January 13, 2012
...an uncompromising, better-than-average actioner that gets the job done on an impressively consistent basis.
January 11, 2012
a theatrical release with the star power behind this movie should have delivered something much better
December 22, 2011
Even die-hard De Niro fans may be disappointed in his choice this time around. 'Killer Elite' does indeed present an ensemble of terrific actors trying to kill each other. Problem is, this adds up to a serviceable actioner but nothing more.
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