Killer Elite Movie Reviews
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I thought the film is alright but it could have been so much better and that pissed me off while I was watching it, it seemed that the director was too afraid to go that extra step and make this film really count. I did think that Robert De Niro was not the right actor for the role and he really did not do good job either, it seemed that he was not even trying. Jason Statham was enjoyable to watch and he is a great action star and from time to time made me forget how much better this film could have been. The action scenes were pretty good and fun to watch but that is not enough. Overall, i think this is not worth the price of the ticket.
It felt like i have seen this film before, probably because I did it just had a different title. Overall, i had an alright time watching this film but it was hardly worth the price of the ticket. the film is packed with action and macho men who are ready to do anything to prove just how tough they are, I wish the filmmakers came up with something fresher than that. The film is fast paced and you will never get bored watching it but I did not feel completely satisfied. Overall, I think i would have been better off watching this film at home.
Killer Elite is based on a book, and from what I can tell, the book was probably more interesting. This film is just a bunch of action scenes and overdone violence. I should have known, considering that Jason Statham is in the movie.
Statham plays a former vigilante whose out of the game, but gets pulled back in when his former partner gets kidnapped by an Arab shiek. Statham then has to go out and kill some special forces agents who supposedly killed the shiek's son. There's a romance in here, but it's just to give Statham's character some, well, character. It's a Jason Statham film after all, so there's a lot of fights.
Robert DeNiro shows up for a paycheck and to pad his resume of bad films. Clive Owen also shows up for a little longer, but is really unnecessary. It's a bad film, and you almost forget it existed by the time it's done.
I did not like this film and I do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. If you are expecting a very strong movie i would suggest to lower your expectations and be prepared for a mediocre film about strong and smart men killing their enemies. The film is pretty energetic and you will never be bored, however you will never be intrigued enough to care either. The film has car chases, shooting and all the other stuff that we have seen million times. the film is well executed, well made, well acted and it still is not good enough, it is sad to say that.
This is an action/adventure film that is directed by Gary McKendry and stars Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. I did not like this film and I do not recommend seeing it in the theaters. The film felt short of being innovative and interesting, it followed the same old formula and it failed to intrigue the audience. This could have been a very good film about the shadiness of the British special forces, instead it was only a mediocre film that was filled with violence and screaming masculinity. Overall, I would save my money and wait until it is released on DVD.
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