I love Hitmen and Assassins. If they are the main focus of the film, it's almost always awesome. I don't…
May the Best Man Live
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 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…
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…
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.
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.
This is the second film I've watched this weekend that I've enjoyed a lot more on a re-watch.
Killer Elite is an action film starring Britain's hottest action star in the shape of a rather lethal looking Jason Statham. When it comes to knocking fuck out of people there are few better and our Jas gets plenty of practice in this complicated, intriguing thriller.
Based on real life ex-SAS man and world famous mountaineer Ranulph Fiennes's book "The Feathermen", this sees mercenaries exact revenge on SAS men who overstepped the mark in a covert war in Oman. Set in 1980 this involved shadowy government agencies and the murder of several SAS soldiers. Statham is the unlucky retired mercenary forced by…
Read my NPR review.
Exemplifies the very best of the standard Statham movie.
I was excited to see this when it came out because I assumed it was a remake of the Peckinpah film that had promise but went haywire with a bizarre martial arts ending. I hoped for a more satisfying execution with Jason Statham, but imagine my surprise and delight when it turns out to be based on the controversial book (detractors would say "novel") The Feather Men. This significantly exceeded my expectations and I have not been able to resist it ever since. This was on early before work but I did not hesitate to get up to watch it.
My only regret this time was I overslept and missed the start where they have the great Central American action.
I'm overrating this because there's a scene in which Statham, tied to a chair, kicks the crap out of two guys and then jumps out the fourth story window, still tied to the chair.
Smieklīgi: sāku skatīties filmu, domādama, ka skatos pirmo reizi. Pamazām atausa gaisma, ka filma jau bija redzēta iepriekš. Vnk atcerējos pa kādai detaļai. Bet kas tur bija kopumā - nu ņefigā neatcerējos un skatījos vien tālāk.
Vērtējums. Nu, nezinu. Aktieri tādi, ka, šķiet, atliek tikai baudīt un priecāties. Steitems, Ovens, De Niro! Vai nav lieliski? Bet kaut kā tajā visā īsti nebija dzīvības, kas ir paradoksāli, jo stāsts būvēts pēc reāliem notikumiem. Daudzi vērtētāji un arī V teica, ka mūvijs esot garlaicīgs. Nu es neteikšu, ka bija akurāt garlaicīgs, bet nekas dižs arī nebija. Un fakts, ka es biju filmu tik totāli aizmirsusi pāris gadu laikā, arī daiļrunīgi apliecina filmas "nekādumu".
Convoluted part ruins good fighty punchy movie.
Esperaba algo verdaderamente terrible. En cambio resultó que esta es una película de espías, con algo de película de acción por ahí tirado que la hace sorprendentemente entretenida. ¿Qué no la hace resaltar? que los personajes están dibujados de manera muy cruda. La única verdadera caracterización parece provenir del personaje interpretado por Dominic Purcell y, en menor medida, el de Clive Owen. Statham y DeNiro en piloto automático.
Pudo haber sido peor.
Action films should never be boring. This one was.
Statham, Owen and De Niro squeeze out as much entertainment as they possibly can out of "this".
- Leon: The Professional
- Grosse Pointe Blank
- Pulp Fiction
- Mr. & Mrs. Smith
- In Bruges
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Take Shelter
- Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
- Project Nim
This list will be of no real interest to anybody else but it helps me keep an easier track of…
- Pulp Fiction
- Blade Runner
- Nude Nuns With Big Guns
film posters where people are posing with guns and looking BADASS. feel free to join in!