Killer Elite details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||January - Thriller/Horror, Jason Statham on DVD|
|Run time:||1 hour 56 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Jan 2012|
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Triple Team!By Daftorbital (65 reviews) from Weston Super Mare , 27 Sep 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Sometimes movies come along that are predictable, silly, convoluted, badly acted. this has elements of all those factors but it plays to its strengths which is; pretty frenetic and well shot action scenes from, lets not forget, a first time director. Everything else is well under par.
The thing that does play better than the rest involves the suspense and intrigue that comes with trying to decide who really is the bad guy here?
The script is poorly conceived,the editing of the plot strands a mess, the acting bar the main players is atrocious although Dominic Purcell's English-welsh-Australian hybrid, cocky assassin has some fun with his dialogue. The plot has holes the size of, well the universe, though i was intrigued by the story of 'what would Osama do if his sons were murdered' until i realized eventually that what they answer that with here is alarmingly stupid(oh hang on; based on a true story, ummmm).
But like i say, the action is handled well and is a throwback to the sort of action frolics that made some of the best action films of the 90s look like masterpieces and say what you like about Statham but hes just worked with one of the greatest acting talents that ever graced our screens. I've seen worse in this genre thats for sure
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Same Old Same OldBy a customer , 16 Mar 2013A basic Jason Statham film, shoot them up and ask questions later? Same old, same old, why do I continue with these films (a glutton for punishment).
Shouldve been awsomeBy Kajmer (5 reviews) , 12 Mar 2013Looking at the cast it was dissapointing.. Jason statham is my favourite action movie actor and it was almost as if they hadnt met the standards needed for jasons movies, dont take my judgement for it maybe i didnt listen hard enough, i found it easy to lose the story and to be honest i could probably only describe half the story.
Give this one a missBy KarlGustav (14 reviews) , 06 Mar 2013If you want to watch a film called The Killer Elite, I suggest you rent the 1975 film with James Caan and Robert Duvall, because it is far better than this mess, which is it one to be avoided (I wish I had). The most memorable aspects are 1. The Moustaches: It's like a Freddy Mercury Lookalike Convention, 2. The number of times the term 'S. A. S.' is used, it made me think of Chief Wiggum telling Homer to 'stop saying Hawaii'. The plot and dialogue are third rate, at best. The setting is 1980/81, which adds to this looking like a bad episode of The Sweeney. It isn't much below par for someone like Jason Statham, but I was surprised that Robert De Niro thought it worthwhile, he surely can't need the money.
Great Actors Really Bad filmBy Cee-cee (2 reviews) , 27 Feb 2013Considering DeNiro, Statham and Clive Owen are in this film it is diabolical. Everything was awful, i only watched it to the end as i thought it would get better. Fan of all three actors, but this film was poor.
Gripping stuff!By ABuchan (1 review) , 05 Feb 2013I actually thought it was a good movie as I particularly like movies that are a bit retro with all the quirks of the eighties included. Stratham was much more realistic in this movie playing an ex- british military fighter. The movie does manage to keep one gripped to the end and they had some interesting characters involved. At least it was based on historical events and people this is why it managed to hold my attention and the action was good