Killer Elite

  • Genre: Action

  • Director: Gary McKendry

  • Stars: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert DeNiro

  • Rate: * 1/2

In director Gary McKendry’s latest eruption, Jason Tatham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro play professional score-settlers of various vintages and shifting motivations. But what we see on the screen doesn’t live up to the hype.

The plot might charitably be described as a fatal collision between RED and Mission: Impossible, in that retired and/or jaded spies/soldiers/assassins are required to perform tasks of such ridiculous complexity that even Rube Goldberg might throw up his hands in despair.

The plot? Don’t ask.

While there’s plenty of death on the screen, the real casualties of Killer Elite are the brain cells of people watching it.

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