Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
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  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Sep 9, 2011
    80
    A macho, adrenaline-fix suspenser that plays like the bigscreen equivalent of those pulpy spy novels that once clogged grocery-store checkouts.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Sep 21, 2011
    75
    This is actually a pretty good thriller, based more on character and plot than on action for its own sake. The need to construct killings that look like accidents adds to the interest.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Sep 11, 2011
    70
    This muscular thriller--led by Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro--strives to be a genuinely good film, but unwilling to let go of proven formulas, it falls short.
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Humanick
    Sep 23, 2011
    63
    Killer Elite is pleasurable enough, but with a steadier hand, it could've been one for the books.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Sep 23, 2011
    63
    A snarly Euro-thriller with crust under its fingernails and bad breath. It doesn't care if you like it, which is why I kind of do.
  6. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Sep 22, 2011
    63
    Despite having a perfect cast for a title like Killer Elite, Gary McKendry's feature debut comes across as little more than a generic Jason Statham movie with two high-profile guest stars.
  7. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Sep 21, 2011
    63
    Best of all, the filmmakers took the time to give these hard men just the right things to say - not catchphrases, just lines that smell of blood and gunpowder every time Statham, Owen or DeNiro utter them.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 102 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. Oct 18, 2011
    1
    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 deJason 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
    5
    "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,"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
    7
    "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"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 »