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Based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives - Danny, an ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) and Hunter, his longtime mentor (Robert De Niro) - against the cunning leader of a secret military society ('Clive Owen' ). Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of cat and mouse - where the predators become the prey. Written by
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The world is in chaos. The economic crisis continues as an oil crises looms. War rages everywhere. It is a time of revolution, assassination and covert operations.
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Well made with some great fight sequences and stunt work; I couldn't see much (if any) CGI in there, so if there was any it was well disguised. Decent performances all round, particularly from Jason Statham as Danny and Clive Owen as Spike. I thought Robert De Niro, as Hunter, was woefully underused, but certainly had a presence when he did appear on screen. Honourable mentions also go to; Dominic Purcell as Davies, Aden Young as Meier and Yvonne Strahovski as Danny's obligatory love interest, Anne.
In the end I felt it was a film that was trying to be too clever for its own good; what with bluffs and double bluffs going on left right and centre, you really didn't know just who the 'good guys' were by the end of it all. Although based on fact I got the impression that an awful lot of 'poetic license' was used. A film with plenty of excitement and explosions but one that in the end failed to satisfy I'm afraid. Even the attempt at bringing in a love interest for Danny didn't come over particularly well. Over all a film that promised much but ultimately failed to deliver. There were some nicely put together fight sequences, but even these seemed to over-stay their welcome at times. Sadly, not one I'll be watching again anytime soon.
SteelMonster's verdict: NOT RECOMMENDED.
My score: 5.4/10
IMDb Score: 6.5/10 (based on 51,028 votes at the time of going to press).
MetaScore: 44/100: (Based on 29 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com at the time of going to press).
Rotten Tomatoes 'Tomatometer' Score: 25/100 (based on 119 reviews counted at the time of going to press).
Rotten Tomatoes 'Audience' Score: 43/100 (based on 27,596 user ratings counted at the time of going to press).
You can find an expanded version of this review on my blog: Thoughts of a SteelMonster.
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