Summary: Twilight Time’s Blu-ray release of The Killer Elite would be worthwhile all on its own what with the great quality of the presentation and the inclusions of the excellent commentary and featurette.
Excerpt: If Killer Elite , based on the novel The Feather Men , teaches us anything it’s that spies and rogue SAS agents like to look in rear view mirrors. Oh, and they sit in cars all day waiting for people.
Summary: Making his feature-length debut, director Gary McKendry delivers an entertaining espionage crime-caper with the usual thrills and action, but the movie also tries to include an intriguing plot and good characterization into the mix.
Conclusion: Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro? Killer Elite could have been so much more; should have been so much more. Instead, it wastes its A-list cast, hobbles along on a bum leg, and has to contend with everything from a generic genre script to problematic performances, stilted plotting and...
Excerpt: Jason Statham and Clive Owen have both excelled at being entertaining in even their dumbest projects, from Statham's unfettered cool in something like Death Race to Owen's smarty-pants charm in something like The International .
Excerpt: Statham plays Danny, a former member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service. When his former mentor and close friend Hunter (De Niro) is captured, Danny takes it upon himself to fulfill the conditions of Hunter's release.
Excerpt: Killer Elite, an adaptation of Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ controversial bestseller The Feather Men , purports to be based on actual events, chronicling the sinister machinations of a shadowy military organization. But this clumsy action movie feels too generic to be real.