75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
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.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
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.
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55

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The picture, the debut feature of Irish director Gary McKendry, is rote and joyless, an exercise in disposability.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Loaded with careening car chases and rooftop runs, glass-shattering shootouts and exploding fireballs, Killer Elite offers more than enough to keep action junkies happy.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Killer Elite pretends to be fact-based and true to its 1980s period. Just know it's all baloney.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Killer Elite is based on a true story and about a half-dozen Jason Statham movies.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
When Robert De Niro, Clive Owen and Jason Statham unite for an action thriller, we should be able to expect something special. Or at least memorable. Instead, Killer Elite gives us ordinary.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
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.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
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.
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44 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.