KiaMahootian's Rating of Killer Elite

Kia's Review of Killer Elite

3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Killer Elite

Killer Elite(2011)

This is standard secret agent movie nonsense. It throws enough information at you to form a decent story line, but it doesn't become anything beyond a generic chase movie. An ex-agent (Jason Statham) is coaxed back into action when his mentor (Robert De Niro) is captured in the middle east and taken prisoner. His targets are government assassins, and when his pursuit is observed by another ex-agent (Clive Owen), they end up in a chase around the globe. The presentation feels stale but the energetic pacing and often hyper-active editing makes sure its not boring either. There are some well-choreographed fistfights and shootouts, but otherwise the plot falls loose and near meaningless. De Niro is there basically for comic relief, which of course he does well.