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Elektra (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy  |  14 January 2005 (USA)
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Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.



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In the ultimate battle between good and evil stands a warrior who makes the choice that tips the balance. A strong, mysterious and a deadly sexy action heroine - a lethal synthesis of grace and power. Not long after recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has severed all ties with the world, living only for her next assignment. But in an unexpected turn of events, she is forced to make a decision that can take her life in a new direction - or destroy her. Key players in Elektra's journey are Stick, a blind martial arts master responsible for Elektra's "resurrection," and Mark Miller and Abby Miller, a father and daughter on the run from The Hand, a powerful syndicate whose members practice the dark version of the martial art Kimagure. Written by Anthony Pereyra {}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


She was left for dead. Now she's back with vengeance. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for action violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ilektra  »

Box Office


$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,792,335 (USA) (14 January 2005)


$24,407,944 (USA) (25 March 2005)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Goran Visnjic filmed this movie while on summer hiatus of his television series, ER (1994). See more »


Stick takes his shot while playing billards and the cue ball stops near the eight ball. Before Stick takes his next shot, white ball is far away from eight ball. See more »


Elektra: You're a pain in the ass.
Abby Miller: Yeah, just like you.
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Crazy Credits

The Marvel logo features comic-book images of Elektra in its pages. See more »


Featured in Hot Buttered Movie Special: Elektra (2005) See more »


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Written by Alan Ett and James McMillen
Courtesy of Opus 1 Production Music Library
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User Reviews

Better than I expected
12 January 2005 | by (Atlanta) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a free preview screening. I wasn't expecting much because comic book movies are usually disappointing, but this one was actually good. The special effects and action sequences were well done and didn't look over-the-top.

The cinematography was beautiful and the colors almost seemed alive, they were so vibrant. I don't see many movies where the colors make that much of an impact.

I didn't find the dialogue corny or forced. There was only one moment where the audience laughed "inappropriately," and that was at a character's name. The acting was excellent, in my opinion. Jennifer Garner and Goran Visnjic have a natural rapport and Kirsten Prout was very impressive. I hadn't seen her in anything previously. All three of them did a good job of giving these characters some depth and making you care about them, which can sometimes be hard in this type of movie. The villains were, for the most part, subtle and not in your face, as with many movies of this genre.

Overall, I liked this movie and recommend it to anyone who likes a good action movie with non-cardboard characters. In addition to the action, there is drama, romance (but not too much), elements of sci-fi and a few laughs.

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