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
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
Simultaneously silly and overwrought...Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 09.22.2011