If you like explosions, gun fights and Jason Statham, then you will only enjoy the action scenes of this movie. Killer Elite falls a little short of the previews, but still leaves the viewer a little interested and intrigued.
Based on the true story from Ranulph Fiennesâ€™ novel, â€œThe Feather Men,” Killer Elite stars Robert DeNiro, Jason Statham and Clive Owen.
It involves a game of two against three with Danny (Statham) and Hunter (DeNiro); two of the worldâ€™s most elite operatives against the leader of the S.A.S (Owen). Danny must settle a long time score between Oman and London in order to save Hunter. With various locations such as the Middle East and Paris the viewer is sometimes left a little confused of the plot.
With this being Gary McKendryâ€™s first film as a director, the film moves at a slower pace than expected. Expecting a fast-paced film with a lot of action and explosions, but I was left a little disappointed.
Between the believable action sequences the movie becomes a little boring. With Statham playing the same character in essentially all of his movies he did not have to try too hard, although he did a fairly good job.
I would have liked to have seen DeNiro more; he was in hiding throughout most of the film. Owen did a great job portraying his character that canâ€™t quite accept the fact his country no longer needs him.
All in all, Killer Elite is a fun action thriller, but if you wait to see it at AMC Cinema Saver 6, or until it comes out on DVD or Blue Ray, you wonâ€™t be missing much.
I give it 3 out of 5 stars.