Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Killer Elite (2011)

Directed by Gary McKendry

Starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell


One of Statham’s better roles. He’s a bad-ass, probably more in this movie than in any other because he gets hurt, expresses emotion, and shows vulnerability. He’s not quite as robotic as he usually is. Owen is a marvelous adversary. I don’t know if it’s look or his diction, but he’s always got a wonderful presence. I love the eye prosthetic, and his fight with Statham in the hospital was top-notch. De Niro’s a bad-ass for the few minutes that he’s in the movie. The mustachioed Purcell plays an interesting character. A whole movie could be about him.

The plot’s a little convoluted, though I do enjoy the second wind.

Nice 80’s flavor to it, with all the right clothes, sets, cars, and technology.

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