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Plot: When his mentor is taken captive by a disgraced Arab sheik, a killer-for-hire is forced into action. His mission: kill three members of Britain's elite Special Air Service responsible for the death of his sons. Runtime: 116 mins Release Date: 23 Sep 2011
I'm baffled by some of the reviews I've seen of this film. I saw it this weekend and think it's really strong. Clive Owen and Jason Statham are both excellent as... elite killers. The action is great, the story is intricate and watching the plot unfold is just fun. You've got a group of mercenaries on a dubious mission, a group of ex-SAS stumbles on to them and then both sides are trying to figure out who the other guys are and what they're up to. Maybe it throws some people that there are no clear cut good guys and bad guys here. Both sides are essentially bad guys acting <more>
out of a questionable sense of what is right. But that's what made it interesting to me.The film is at it's best when Owen and Statham are on screen together either coming after each other, fighting or staring each other down. Add a gun wielding, ass kicking De Niro into the mix and I'm happy sitting in a dark theater and munching popcorn.
I sensed what the movie-making powers that be were thinking when they made this movie: Take 3 action stars + 1 super hot blonde money. Simple enough of a formula to get people in the theaters. My expectations were not that high for this film. But what I found reminded me of a "Bourne Identity" feel for some odd reason, but with more action and less suspense. Injecting the film with reality was Yvonne Strahovski, who made the story believable. I did like the whole 1980 thing the movie had going on as well, which some of these reviews might've missed when they watched the <more>
film.There are many memorable moments, none of which I'm going to tell you.One of two issues I had with the film is the distance I felt with the characters. They felt close to each other on screen, but not close to me if that makes any sense . I could've used 5 or 10 minutes getting to know the characters a bit better. Halfway through the film I realized I had forgotten all the character's names, and it was all facial recognition. Secondly, I could have used a bit more humor. I guess when making movies on real events it's hard to get a good laugh without coming off corny. I think they missed an opportunity there with Yvonne Strahovski's character.I would've given this movie 7 stars, but it didn't seem right considering just how much enjoyment I got out of it and such a solid performance of the actors.
Killer Elite - Not getting what it deserves (by The_Panther4180)
I just saw this movie last night. From the first trailer i saw in the theater and on TV, i KNEW that this movie was going to be awesome and i was not disappointed. First of all the story itself is like something from '24' or 'Spooks'. And its based on true events. It is very much a time piece, lol God i almost forgot about those shorts lol...anyways, it takes place the year i was born, 1980. Second and no less important is the cast. What more could one action fan ask for? Jason Statham vs Clive Owen. Its a match many wanted and many UFC fans would pay to see, and they do not <more>
disappoint. Their scenes together, especially when they are trying to out do one another are awesome. Their fight scene looked really genuine. Knowing Statham does a lot of his own stunts and Clive Owen is no push over either, it was just great! Add more GREAT actors in none other then the man himself, New Yorker Robert De Niro, who shines just as bright in what scenes he has, he may not have as much screen time as Jason & Clive, but he steals its, and wow : Dominic Purcell Prison Break, Equilibrium and Blade 3 is a good looking dude, but in this film he looks very much the part of a grungie 80's man lol. Adewale is perfect, the ppl they got to play the supporting cast and the feather men are great, and Yvonne Strahovski Chuck & Heartland is a site for sore eyes. Totally worth the money theaters charge. I very much recommend this movie and i cant wait till it comes out to DVD, and hopefully ill see it again soon.Killer Elite is not a remake of the James Caan movie. FYI. We are introduced to Danny Statham and Hunter De Niro on a assassination assignment in Mexico. They are mercs. Hunter is the voice of experience and Danny is perhaps the best he has seen. The action is great, they take out a two car convoy and take out the bodyguards and as Danny opens the door to take out the main target, which he does, he is shocked to see the targets son, he freezes and gets shot by a policeman, Hunter gets him out of there and they escape, but Danny says he is finished, he's getting out. Two years later he is trying to settle down with a childhood friend Anne Strahovski . But it all comes to a halt when he receives a package with Hunters picture in it, he's been captured. His handler, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who plays his part SOOOO well tells him that Sheikh Amr has him. He want Danny to do a 6 million dollar job. Kill 3 former SAS agents, agents who killed his first 3 sons. But he must get their confessions on tape and make their deaths look like an accident, only after that would he get his friend and mentor Hunter back. He enlists the help of Davies Dominic Purcell and Meier Aden Young who are more then happy to kick some SAS ass. On the other end is Spike Clive Owen , whose name says it all, he is the lead attack dog for the 'Feather men'. A group of old men and former SAS, who are now businessmen. But they keep an eye on all former SAS agents. Spike catches wind of Davies through contacts and puts together his own team to check it out. As the movie progresses its Team Statham vs Team Owen. And it is one hell of a ride. The fight seen between those too is perhaps the best I've ever seen, even better then Mathew McConaughey vs Christian Bale on Reign of Fire, where McConaughey told Bale it would make the scene better if they REALLY fought...Bale thought he was kidding...and Matt knocked him out with a head butt. The hospital fight scene makes it look like a Sean Connery fight ; But as Danny and Spike are about to find out as they try to kill each other, nothing is what seams. This is a must see, Gary McKendry does a kickass job in his directorial debut. I see great movies in this mans future. Matt Sherring also makes his writing debut and does it just as good if not better then anyone, he adapted Ranulph Fiennes much controversial book. Even though Fiennes later denounced his book as anymore then fiction, the whole cast makes you start to believe that this is nothing but the truth.
It's more than just about good versus bad. (by PWNYCNY)
This movie is first-rate entertainment. It is one of the better action movies. Jason Statham and Clive Owen are great as operatives who try to out-fox each other, taking them all over the world. As for Robert DeNiro, he is, as usual, great. Although he's in a supporting role, his presence definitely adds to the movie's entertainment value. Yet the best feature of the movie is the story, which is clever, straightforward, and engages the audience. This movie has an unusual plot in that one is never certain who are the good guys and the bad guys. In fact, by the end of the movie, that <more>
question is still unanswered but by then it really doesn't matter because the story is more than just about good versus bad.
Pretty close to being a thinking man's action flick (by tlooknbill)
Thoroughly entertaining and full of action much like Statham's "Transporter" flicks except the plot is quite a bit more sophisticated involving kidnapping and revenge killings by an Arab sheik, unexpected double crosses and amazing chases, fights and escape sequences with a gritty European/British flair and ambiance similar to "Taken". The one thing I didn't like is a lot of the fight scenes are shot frenetically hand held and close up with very few pulled back master shots so you can see the choreography and tricky Krav Maga style self defense maneuvers similar to <more>
what was depicted in Statham's first "Transporter" movie which was the best out of the series IMO in this regard. I mean I kept asking during the "Killer Elite" fight sequences..."What did he just do to that guy? I couldn't see it! Dang it!" instead of "Did you see what he did?! That's amazing!" Oh well, at least I enjoyed this one more than "MoneyBall".
I do try to rate films based on their relative quality to other movies from the same genre and on that scale, Killer Elite was almost perfect. Of course, expectations come into play as well, and I had expected yet another Jason Statham implausible action extravaganza and it wasn't that. Instead I got a realistic experience, a complex story, a great cast and good acting all around.The plot revolves around Statham's character, a hired killer who decides to get out of the business. Of course, that cannot stand, and a slightly ridiculous premise puts him in the game again. Robert de Niro <more>
and Dominic Purcell are in his team, while Clive Owen plays for the others. But who are the others? What exactly is going on? What happened with the British SAS in the Oman war?Bottom line: a political thriller this is not, but there is enough intrigue to make it all interesting. The action sequences are well done and realistic. The fact that it all happens in the 80's gives it even more grit. What I found even nicer is that both de Niro and Statham act better than they did in a long time. Good job!
For what it is, actually pretty good. (by Thunderbuck)
I don't recall seeing a movie like this in a good, long time. It's a macho-action-thriller that didn't have an A-list budget, but probably didn't really need it, either. You used to see more of this back in the 70s and 80s; these days this kind of movie usually has a much bigger budget, with the requisite special effects and massive action sequences such a budget buys. Here, though, it's a little different.Good action, intriguing setup definitely no good-guy/bad-guy here; nobody is completely innocent by any stretch , and pretty good characters. And a story that's <more>
somewhat better than you usually find in this particular kind of film.Don't know that Jason Statham's a great actor, exactly, but he's definitely a presence and he's got others to do the acting around him, and he performs in a several action scenes that come right up to the edge without getting silly. And I liked the basic plausibility in most of the scenes.I'm a guy, and Killer Elite is a pretty decent "guy" movie. You could do worse.
Much better than I expected; excellent pacing (by snowboarderbo)
Decent acting from the supporting cast, an interesting story that is thankfully absent any clichés, and a lack of any "gotcha" in the story certainly help this movie stand out. But really it's the pacing that made it for me. Things happen FAST. They happen logically, and reasonably well, reasonably given the nature of the story but they happen quickly. The movie does not have any periods of introspection for our main characters. It suggests that they are having those moments, but doesn't linger on them or play them up at all; they are just facts, like everything else that <more>
happens in the movie fights, deaths, kidnappings, etc. .The story is complicated, involving at least 5 separately motivated factions, but at no time was it confusing so there was no need for an "aha!" moment .The fight scenes were all exceedingly well choreographed and fit the story so well that there was never a time when 2 people were facing off just so we could see them fight; I really appreciated that.All in all, a very satisfying film: lots of action, lots of very good acting, and lots of attention to detail it really looked like it was the early 1980s .I was going to give this a 7/10, but as I was writing and thinking about it, I upped it to 8/10.
Surprisingly Good...engaging and intense (by sacflyzone)
This movie was far more textured and interesting than I was expecting. It's certainly not a typical action flick. Basically, it's a multi-layered film about competent, high level operatives where the line between right and wrong is extremely blurred. In fact, there really is no "good guy" or "bad guy" in the narrative. It's a story about mercenaries and ex-spooks that have engaged and are currently engaged in harsh and uncompromising actions. Life and death and regret told from the point of view of Jason Statham's character. It's an engaging and intense <more>
thrill ride that apologizes for nothing. I really liked that about this movie. There's not a lot of depth but gorgeous Yvonne Stahovski and Robert DeNiro are much needed supporting characters that define Statham's character motivation and that really is enough for this type of tale.