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4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 101 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 40 out of 101
  2. Negative: 45 out of 101

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  1. Sep 24, 2011
    4
    The movie "Electra" starts out straight and good, cold as ice. But as it progresses, it gets torn down by terrible acting from Garner and a dialogue so obvious that you just want to cut their tongues out.
  2. Mar 7, 2012
    2
    Difficult story with Elektra, other amazing character, but the film is terrible, the only good parts are the action scenes, but this film have much mistakes. Elektra is terrible.
  3. Mar 29, 2012
    4
    Elektra may receive better treatment than other girl superhero movies like Catwoman or Supergirl, but it still lacks a straightforward story and good dialogue.
  4. Feb 18, 2012
    0
    The only thing worse than "Daredevil" is the utterly putrid spinoff it spawned. Makes "Spiderman 3" look like solid gold.
  5. May 6, 2013
    3
    It's amazing how many levels this movie sucks on. It's probably one of the worst Marvel Comics superhero movies ever made since it's release in 2005!!!!!!!!! Almost nothing is good about it. It has bad acting, bad dialogue, stupid villains, it's occasionally boring, and the plot doesn't really work for a superhero movie. The only thing that's good about this movie are the action scenes.It's amazing how many levels this movie sucks on. It's probably one of the worst Marvel Comics superhero movies ever made since it's release in 2005!!!!!!!!! Almost nothing is good about it. It has bad acting, bad dialogue, stupid villains, it's occasionally boring, and the plot doesn't really work for a superhero movie. The only thing that's good about this movie are the action scenes. But unfortunately, one good thing can't save this movie. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2011
    2
    This film is one of the dumbest spin off films of all time. Its probably the dumbest spin off movie of all time. It takes you from the relative highs of Daredevil to a world so completely different its hard to contrast the two. However the fact that Elektra links to Daredevil in the early moments implies it wants you to think about it. However because they differ so much its almostThis film is one of the dumbest spin off films of all time. Its probably the dumbest spin off movie of all time. It takes you from the relative highs of Daredevil to a world so completely different its hard to contrast the two. However the fact that Elektra links to Daredevil in the early moments implies it wants you to think about it. However because they differ so much its almost impossible to enjoy Elektra because its world is so remarkably stupid in comparison, it may be accurate to the comics (I don't really know the source material) but from where I was sitting it was just dumb, lifeless, unengrossing and slow. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2012
    2
    Elektra is Kill Bill on quaaludes.
  8. 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 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
    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 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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  9. 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 modest charms depends entirely on whether you too have been anticipating Garner's new outfit.
  10. Jan 16, 2015
    0
    Damn, this movie is complete piece of s***. There is not a single redeeming thing about it. From utterly boring and completely pointless story to non existing acting. Its one of those movies where I have to ask why was this made. Only thing it did is waste my time.
  11. Aug 17, 2013
    3
    Uninteresting, uninspired, and just wholly unnecessary, Elektra is a painfully predictable spin-off of an already mediocre Daredevil film, that despite some decent fight scenes, is full of lifeless acting and bland dialogue.
  12. Jan 2, 2014
    1
    Far from a Greek but a tragedy all the same. This film is positively one that is simply not interesting, I have yet to have been able to watch it in one sitting. The one character I was excited to see was Typhoid Mary and her role was reduced to a Poison Ivy knock off.
  13. Jul 24, 2014
    4
    Elektra: 4 out of 10: When people said Jennifer Garner, as Elektra, was the best thing in the movie Daredevil. I'm pretty sure they were mostly damning with faint praise. After all Jennifer, while certainly an attractive female, came across as a sorority pledge playing dress-up on S and M rush night.

    In Elektra she looks even more ridiculous. There have been plenty of great female
    Elektra: 4 out of 10: When people said Jennifer Garner, as Elektra, was the best thing in the movie Daredevil. I'm pretty sure they were mostly damning with faint praise. After all Jennifer, while certainly an attractive female, came across as a sorority pledge playing dress-up on S and M rush night.

    In Elektra she looks even more ridiculous. There have been plenty of great female assassins over the years from the camp of a Bond villain, to the seductiveness of Linda Fiorentino, even the girl next-door deadliness of Bridget Fonda in Point of No Return. Female assassins are a wonderful staple of filmdom, seductive yet deadly. Garner is neither. "She looks like she is thinking of puppies," claimed one reviewer I read and I concur. If the Smurfs were X-rated ninja's, then Garner would still be miscast in Smurfette: Deadly Blue.

    Her costumes certainly don't help her cause. You almost have the urge to tell her to put some clothes on and bright red Victoria Secret lingerie just doesn't scream stealth or deadly. Lord knows the rest of this mess doesn't help Garner either.

    While Terrance Stamp can do no wrong every else seems either miscast or afraid of stealing Garner's thunder. Add on poor special effects, villains that turn into family friendly yellow smoke when killed, ninjas that crash through windows like Army rangers, gas stoves that explode like nuclear weapons, laundry fu, Japanese villains out of a World War 2 propaganda film and my personal favorite the warmest Christmas in Canadian history.

    The movie clearly takes place in the northwest United States or Vancouver. The days are long, everyone is in short sleeves, and Garner takes recreational swims in the lake. (Canadian Lakes are notoriously cold even in August mind you) So when a cherub faced character asks Garner over for Christmas dinner Elektra isn't the only one surprised.

    Garner is sexy but when it's time to kill she should either get dressed or let the grown-ups take care of things.
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  14. 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 ממש משעמם
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 35
  2. Negative: 16 out of 35
  1. Just as all regular models can't be supermodels, so all action chicks can't be superheroines. Elektra Natchios turns out to be walled off rather than mysteriously alluring; blank rather than deep.
  2. Reviewed by: Kim Morgan
    30
    When a movie makes you wish you were watching Halle Berry in "Catwoman," something is most definitely wrong.
  3. 50
    One of the least effective comic book-to-movie stories to have come along in the past few years. Without a viable screenplay, there's nowhere for the character to go, and no way to avoid making her look silly.