Based on a true story, Killer Elite races across the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East in the action-packed account of an ex-special ops agent (Jason Statham) who is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor (Robert De Niro). To make the rescue, he must complete a near-impossible mission of killing three tough-as-nails assassins with a cunning leader (Clive Owen).
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
[A] pileup of sub-Bourne action set pieces, sad laughs and cliches.Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 09.22.2011
Jason Statham is enjoyable enough to watch that he can occasionally make one forget just how silly and dull a movie like Killer Elite really is.Ian Buckwalter, NPR, 09.23.2011
Gary McKendry hadn't directed a feature before this one, and you feel it. Any scene that fails to involve the revving of motors or the breaking of bones is dead.Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 09.22.2011
When Robert De Niro, Clive Owen and Jason Statham unite for an action thriller, we should be able to expect something special. Or at least memorable. Instead, "Killer Elite" gives us ordinary.Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 09.22.2011