Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Sep 22, 2011
    I've got another portmanteau word for the movie: unbelievaballistic.
  2. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Sep 21, 2011
    This clumsy action movie feels too generic to be real. The film attempts to add an element of sophisticated sociopolitical commentary to the typical Jason Statham head-busting shoot-'em-up, but only ends up draining it of visceral thrills.
  3. 30
    We all have to make jokes around the water cooler, and if enough people bother to see Killer Elite, its silly nonsense could make for a great comedy routine by Greg from IT.
  4. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Sep 22, 2011
    Pure punishment, this rote action flick from Australia.
  5. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    Sep 22, 2011
    Director-co-writer Gary McKendry seems to know a thing or two about hard-fisted fight scenes, but he muddies up the visuals with obligatory spasms of shaky-cam.
  6. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Sep 21, 2011
    Killing looks ridiculously easy in this dispensable exploitation picture, directed for maximum impact of head-cracking pain by ad-trained Irish director Gary McKendry in his first feature.
  7. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Sep 22, 2011
    Whatever the case, Mr. Owen and Mr. Statham (who provides a nice duet with a chair) make a prettily matched pair amid the pileup of sub-Bourne action set pieces, sad laughs and clichés.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. Oct 18, 2011
    Jason Staham, lo crei, escuche el nombre de Clive Owen y pense solo es un error en la carrera de un actor en subida pero escuche el nombre de Robert de Niro, puede que sea de sus peores peliculas y esque Deniro ha tenido talento para que sus ultimas peliculas sean malas en todos los sentidos posibles. "Killer Elite" una farsa barata de una pelicula de espà Full Review »
  2. Oct 1, 2011
    "Killer Elite" is a movie with the "Punch First Think Later" action formula that we all know. It's fun to see action veterans De Niro, Staham, and Owen jumping into the screen shooting and fighting each other, but their all kinda....outdated. You would watch it with your friends or yourself for manliness. If it is neither reason, just rent it. R) 4.7 Full Review »
  3. Oct 1, 2011
    "Killer Elite" was fun and has a good cast, with very satisfying performances. Although it's not quite what you would call "original" in its story line area, (not that every movie we see has to be completely "original") Killer Elite keeps your attention. Full Review »