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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 a decision that can take her life in a whole new direction -- or destroy her. (20th Century Fox) Expand
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. 50
    The role needs a steely, inhuman reserve, and Garner's innate likeability works against her.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Her (Garner) grace and mystical abilities make for a lonely burden, and we are supposed to feel her pain. Instead, we feel our own for having to sit through this silly movie.
  4. 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.
  5. What it suffers from most is the sense of offhand storytelling that lies halfway between creative laziness and cost-cutting sloppiness.
  6. 20
    Not stupid enough to qualify as good, dumb fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 53
  2. Negative: 24 out of 53
  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. SusanM.
    May 1, 2006
    8
    I held off seeing this because Daredevil was so bad, but I actually ended up really liking it. I think the acting and story and great and there will be a sequel for sure! Expand
  3. Nov 4, 2010
    6
    it came this close, but its not a bad movie.
  4. 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. Expand
  5. Someone
    Jun 15, 2007
    3
    The problem with this movie is it doesn't know what it wants to be. The first half has potential, going the way of an action-drama type film. But after the supervillians come in, it just turns into a dumb superhero film (and not just any dumb superhero film, this one attempts to redefine the meaning of the word dumb). It tries blending the two styles together but it doesn't work, they should have gone with one or the other. Also, while the story in the first half is good, the second half makes no sense and the whole thing just falls apart. The only reason to watch is Jennifer Garner. Expand
  6. 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 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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  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
    modest charms depends entirely on whether you too have been anticipating Garner's new outfit. Expand

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