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Killer Elite Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 1, 2011
I don't know which is more risible: Clive Owen's mustache, which would have been the envy of any 70s-era porn star, or the fact that someone as tough and charismatic as Owen could possibly be saddled with the name Spike.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
September 30, 2011
The overlong, perfunctory Killer Elite is simply a series of (reasonably well-choreographed) assassination sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 30, 2011
I had a perfectly fine time watching the movie and the antics of its three stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
September 28, 2011
The big stunts and action sequences simply dull the brain and the Oman angle is lost inside a scarcely-fathomable plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Hasted
Little White Lies
September 28, 2011
Long, muddled, misguided.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Victoria Alexander
September 28, 2011
Jason Statham (or his stunt doubles) demolishes two men while duct-taped to a chair. The entire movie has that kind of action.
Jackie K. Cooper
September 27, 2011
Jason Statham delivers the action as usual but this time he has the support of Owen and De Niro.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
September 26, 2011
A few good stunts, some tolerable brooding and one nice, if silly desert chase. But not essential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 25, 2011
A solid, but mostly forgettable, thriller that has an intriguing plot and solid cast going for it, but isn't particularly well-made.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
September 25, 2011
I had a reasonably good time, on the whole...
Philip French
Observer (UK)
September 25, 2011
The surface is glossy, the body count high, and the events opaque and often risible.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
September 24, 2011
the audience learns that Jason Statham, tied to a chair and unarmed, is more dangerous than men who are both armed and unfettered. Moments like that of pure physicality are too few and too far between
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
September 24, 2011
Fast-paced and disposable. For action fans, that will be plenty. For those wanting more, look elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 24, 2011
If you're a fan of Statham or Owen, you will enjoy the action, but what could have been a classic and the start to a franchise, is instead just another guys and guns movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
September 24, 2011
Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro are the stars, and the movie feels like a vanilla-flavored smoothie of their previous efforts.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 24, 2011
Claims to recount true events but is frankly very hard to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nick Rogers
September 23, 2011
"Killer Elite" sticks to the ribs when it sticks to simple skullduggery and Stathamian standards of busting heads. Whenever it strives for warrior poetry, it's more like a Nantucket-esque limerick scribbled in a London pub's bathroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Widgett Walls
September 23, 2011
Pockets of really interesting action in a sea of tedious exposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 23, 2011
It's an uneven mix, though it still delivers in fits and starts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
September 23, 2011
The permanently scowling Statham borders on caricature, while the talents of De Niro and Owen are completely wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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