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Killer Elite

Overview


Genre :

Action, Thriller

Release Date :

September 23, 2011 (Wide)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Gary McKendry

Starring :

Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell, Yvonne Strahovski, Firass Dirani, Grant Bowler, Ben Mendelsohn, Lachy Hulme

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

“..would be a Statham masterpiece. Ask for much more, and it falls woefully short..”
Review rate : D

“..this coldly violent, overlong cat-and-mouse game requires the principals to declaim their various reasons for offing one another..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 4

“..these attempts are made to flesh out the character, but they're only partially successful..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 4

“..there's nothing elite about this disposable time-killer..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : C+

“..the movie bad-guy locale of choice these days, where a powerful..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
2 of 5

“..seethes with such unspecific rage that you almost wonder that he's venting over being stuck in such an aggressively desultory mess of a film..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
“..one important yet obscured scene takes place in the snow, at night, in the middle of nowhere..”
by Christy Lemire [Associated Press]
“..it's smart enough to play to its own strengths by casting a genuine action star who doesn't need tricky editing to look good..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
“..full of bombs, guns, period automobiles and double-crosses..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
2 of 4

“..action buffs will indubitably take comfort in the predictability and familiarity of the genre's tropes..”
by James Adam [Globe and Mail]

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LATEST REVIEWS

THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]

A LA MALA :

“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]

THE HUNTING GROUND :

“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]

OUT OF THE DARK :

“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]

THE SALVATION :

“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

EVERLY :

“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]

BLUEBIRD :

“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]

THE LAZARUS EFFECT :

“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]