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  • Summary: Jennifer Garner returns as Elektra, a lethal synthesis of grace and power with the mystical power known as kimagure: a limited ability to see the future. She has purposefully severed all ties with the world and lives only for her next assignment. Elektra's latest job forces her to make aJennifer Garner returns as Elektra, a lethal synthesis of grace and power with the mystical power known as kimagure: a limited ability to see the future. She has purposefully severed all ties with the world and lives only for her next assignment. Elektra's latest job forces her to make a decision that can take her life in a whole new direction -- or destroy her. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 35
  2. Negative: 16 out of 35
  1. Electric as Elektra, Jennifer Garner does a high-powered, blade-thrusting star turn as Marvel Comics' ninja-inspired superheroine, bringing such unbridled energy and sexuality to her performance, one barely notices the movie itself.
  2. An adequate but none-too-thrilling star vehicle for Jennifer Garner in flame-colored bustier and low-riding pants.
  3. Watching this is like sitting by a pinsetter at a bowling alley. That's too bad, because the picture had potential.
  4. 40
    Pinup appeal alone does not a compelling movie make.
  5. We end up with a piece of B-grade junk in which Elektra exchanges "banter" with the unexceptional Prout between fight scenes so badly shot that even Garner looks like a stunt double.
  6. Long on cutlery and décor (including, of course, the marvelously decorative Ms. Garner, of the TV series "Alias") and woefully short on narrative.
  7. 20
    Not stupid enough to qualify as good, dumb fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 54
  2. Negative: 25 out of 54
  1. MichaelM.
    Apr 22, 2005
    10
    I tought elektra was the best movie ever made and i dont want your opion elektra is the best.
  2. May 20, 2013
    7
    This is a rather corny superhero movie but not too corny. Jennifer Garner plays the part well and just as good as she did in Daredevil. It'sThis is a rather corny superhero movie but not too corny. Jennifer Garner plays the part well and just as good as she did in Daredevil. It's pretty simplistic and there isn't too much substance to the storyline, but visually there is enough here to enjoy. The fight scenes are pretty fun and the characters are likable enough. I know it coped a lot of slack for being a bad superhero film, but I think it works and has just enough cheese to still be enjoyable which is why I watched it again. Expand
  3. Mar 6, 2011
    5
    This came out during a bad time for Marvel when they were putting out terrible movies like Hulk and Daredevil, while this is the best of them,This came out during a bad time for Marvel when they were putting out terrible movies like Hulk and Daredevil, while this is the best of them, it's still just a mediocre movie with a bland plot, and bad acting, this is one of those movies that are so bad there good, I'm not really sure if I liked this or not, but if you like Marvel there is a chance you may like this just don't expect greatness. Expand
  4. Jul 8, 2014
    3
    אני לא מכיר את הדמות של אלקטרה, אבל הסרט היה ממש גרוע וממש לא מובן למה החליטו לתת לה סרט אם היא הייתה גרועה גם בדרדוויל. לא מומלץ לראות ממשאני לא מכיר את הדמות של אלקטרה, אבל הסרט היה ממש גרוע וממש לא מובן למה החליטו לתת לה סרט אם היא הייתה גרועה גם בדרדוויל. לא מומלץ לראות ממש משעמם Expand
  5. Sep 23, 2013
    2
    Garner is not Elektra! I know she is doing the best she can, but she just isn't the character in any shape sense or form. This is perhaps theGarner is not Elektra! I know she is doing the best she can, but she just isn't the character in any shape sense or form. This is perhaps the worst casting choice ever! Again, I have to say, why didn't Michelle Rodriguez get this role?

    As to the movie: The plot is weak, the characters are mere shadows of their comic counterparts. The effects, locations and camera work are actually pretty good.

    Overall:
    A clear licence cash in trying to rake off of Daredevil's "success." This movie is garbage from beginning to end. It may look pretty, but that doesn't even come close to redeeming it. If ever there was a movie I would say "Don't watch this," then this would be it.
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  6. Sam
    Oct 30, 2005
    2
    It's a terrible movie, but I give those who made props for trying to make an artsy martial arts movie out of it. But it lacks the one It's a terrible movie, but I give those who made props for trying to make an artsy martial arts movie out of it. But it lacks the one thing that made Daredevil (in my opinion) enjoyable. Daredevil was a gritty action flick. it wasn't Sin City or Batman Begins gritty, but it was still gritty. There was a review that I agreed with most, and it wasn't recorded in metacritc. It was a plasma magazine, saying that it could've been a great, gritty, gory, and R-rated action flick, and it went with fantasy. That, other than the lame effects, action scenes, and performances, is what ruined the movie. Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2013
    0
    This comic book movie is an inert muddle that takes itself much too seriously.
    Offers no surprises, and whether or not you'll appreciate its
    This comic book movie is an inert muddle that takes itself much too seriously.
    Offers no surprises, and whether or not you'll appreciate its modest charms depends entirely on whether you too have been anticipating Garner's new outfit.
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