75

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
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.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An adequate but none-too-thrilling star vehicle for Jennifer Garner in flame-colored bustier and low-riding pants.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
"Kill Bill" without irony, and without Quentin Tarantino's flair for cool dialogue and chop-socky action (and without Uma Thurman, for that matter), Elektra is a pretty-looking, pretty dull adaptation of the Marvel Comic about a dishy, deadly assassin.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Along comes Elektra to effectively lower the bar for Marvel Comics page-to-screen transitions.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Long on cutlery and décor (including, of course, the marvelously decorative Ms. Garner, of the TV series "Alias") and woefully short on narrative.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Another inert, soul-dead action drama that turns actors into zombies...It's garbage.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Breathlessly boring.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
As she sashays, mirthlessly, from one thankless confrontation to the next, it's unclear why anyone would find Garner any more deserving of stardom than certain mannequins.
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34 out of 100
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