These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
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Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. 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.
Killer Elite allows Jason Statham do what he does best; repeatedly punch people in the face. This ‘80s set film follows Statham and his gang of hired assassins offing ex-SAS officers involved in an incident in Oman. On their trail is an equally grisled and moustachioed Clive Owen sent to stop them. Whilst the action has a very satisfying crunch (this is far from a stylised action film with lots of hand-to-hand combat and swift retribution) the plotting is needlessly confused, the film is half an hour too long and the whole thing is a little too earnest, despite the action cliches.
The plot is very restless as it jumps around all over the place, globetrotting to its heart content…
Killer Elite is one of those films full of English characters being played by American or Aussie actors who are just hopeless at concealing their true brogues, despite every attempt to disguise them. In a way that sums up Gary McKendry's film--adapted from Sir Ranulph Fiennes novel with the much better title of The Feather Men--in microcosm, because it spends most of the running time trying to convince you it's quite an urbane, sophisticated, period early 80's action thriller when in reality it's not fooling anyone. The simple fact is that when people aren't been murdered, cars aren't blowing up or Jason Statham isn't kicking arse in his unique way, Killer Elite is about as interesting as a newly painted…
Can someone please explain the concept of intonation to Mr. Owen?
Honestly, he sounds like a foghorn. Which is still less annoying than Dominic Purcell's ridiculous accent.
And yet, he still outacts the Artist Formerly Known As Robert DeNiro.
As does the Stath.
That makes me sad.
This is one of those movies that got pilloried when it was released, something I can't quite understand. As a fairly generic action/thriller, the presence of Jason Statham should have been enough to convince you what you were going to get, and it held few surprises. With that in mind though, was it really that bad?
Based on the book The Feather Men by Sir Ranulph Fiennes ( someone who was actually kicked out of the SAS) this film focuses on a group of mercenaries led by The Stath who are forced to finish a job one of their former colleagues botched. Set in 1981 the plot centers on a deposed Sheikh and his lust for revenge against former SAS…
Probably not a completely fair review as I watched this while listening to the England boys teach Australia how to play cricket...again!
I love Jason Statham...I REALLY love Yvonne Strahovski (as any fellow player of Mass Effect will agree) and like how she actually gets to use her natural accent in this too. So I should love this?
Speaking of accents...Dominic Purcell and his English accent.
Now, imagine Dick Van Dyke had a massive stroke, then got drunk and then tried to do the voice he did in Mary Poppins. Yeah...Purcells accent is worse than that. Add a fake tache/beard to the equation and we have a film ruining role.
Until you find out he is supposed to be WELSH!!…
Who knew a movie with Statham, Owen and de niro could be so boring. Even for a generic action movie this is pretty bad.
The end was too long.
This was based off of a true story. Wow.
Look, I have nothing against action movies. When done well, I enjoy the hell out of them. However, when a movie like this comes along and tries to be the next best blend of action and drama into a movie starring one of the worst actors to do drama, JasonStatham, problems start to arise. The movie thinks that every other scene is dedicated to wither action/drama. Sadly, this instance never becomes a perfect mix of the two, it's either action or drama. This was initially a nitpick, but it grew on me like a tumor overtime.
Everyone tries their hardest to make something out of this mess, though. The performances are…
It was pretty good movie, I was surprised I hadn't seeing before since it had De Niro in it.
Film yang cukup seru dengan adegan adegan yang mencekam, tapi masih banyak kekurangan yang harus diperbaiki
Typical Jason Statham action movie.
I liked this film, too much.
Despite the title, this is not a remake of the 1970’s Peckinpah actioner of the same name (they are based on two totally different books from two different eras). Based on the book “The Feathermen” by Sir Ranulph Fiennes (which purports to be true), about a team of English mercenaries in 1980, who are hired by a dying sheik in Oman to kill three British SAS soldiers responsible for the deaths of 3 of his sons during the Dhofar Rebellion in 1972. The catch is that they have to get a confession on tape from each murderer, the deaths must look like accidents, and all must die before the terminally ill sheik dies himself. The leader of the mercenaries is…
A smart (and I use that word relative to the genre) action thriller about a morally conflicted hit man (Jason Statham) who wants to be done with killing but accepts one last job as a way to save his long-time friend (Robert De Niro).
The action takes us all over the world and gives us plenty in the way of shoot-outs and car chases. The movie rather preposterously claims to be based on a true story, which I'm sure is accurate in a very liberal sense of the term, but it only takes one or two scenes of Statham's action hero gymnastics to suggest that perhaps events as they actually played out weren't quite as exciting as they're presented here.…
Nothing elite or elitist here. Rather calm for action film due to more injected politics.
Movies based on books, short stories, novels & novellas, poems, etc.