Killer Elite Reviews

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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.
May 3, 2015
In the film's most emotionally honest moment, De Niro helps himself to a giant bag of money.
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 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 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.
November 8, 2011
While not an elite action film, and overall disappointing, its stars compliment a witty script, a couple of cool fight scenes, and exotic locales.
October 7, 2011
[Jason Statham] may be going the way of Steven Seagal and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
October 7, 2011
Gary McKendry's 1980s period piece is admirably hard-nosed, but hamstrung by its rather routine action sequences and its utterly clichd 'meaningful' dialogue ('Killing isn't hard. Living with it is,' intones Statham).
October 6, 2011
Can't even manage the not-terribly-artful task of being a good "Jason Statham growls and beats people up" picture.
October 6, 2011
The Killer Elite was one of Sam Peckinpah's worst movies, but even that 1975 dud was better than this.
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.
September 30, 2011
The overlong, perfunctory Killer Elite is simply a series of (reasonably well-choreographed) assassination sequences.
September 28, 2011
The big stunts and action sequences simply dull the brain and the Oman angle is lost inside a scarcely-fathomable plot.
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