1 hour, 40 minutes
R Restricted. Under 17 Requires Accompanying Adult.
for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.
Jason Statham ...
Clive Owen ...
Robert De Niro ...
Dominic Purcell ...
Aden Young ...
Yvonne Strahovski ...
Ben Mendelsohn ...
Danny Bryce (Jason Statham) is a mercenary, an ex-special ops agent, and the protege of veteran
soldier-of-fortune, Hunter (Robert De Niro). After retiring, Bryce is
pulled back into the game when Hunter is kidnapped by an Arabian Sheik.
His demand: that Bryce hunt down and kill the three former SAS soldiers
that killed his sons. Accepting the assignment, Bryce ends up in the
cross hairs of Spike (Clive Owen), a former SAS officer, who’s now the
point man for a secret organization called “The Feather Men”, which is
dedicated to protecting former SAS officers, and their families the
violent retaliation of their enemies.
The only memorable things about Killer Elite which is loosely based
on Ranulph Fiennes's book "The Feather Men," which itself was loosely
based on facts - are the performances of Jason Statham, the usually stiff Transporter
star who lets his fists do the talking as Danny, the contract killer who keeps knocking
off SAS soldiers on the way to rescuing his mentor (Robert DeNiro) and Clive Owen, as the
former SAS operative hunting down Danny. They, at least, manage to bring a bit of humanity to this otherwise lackluster film.
The B-movie action directed by first time director Gary McKendry reaches for Bourne-style grit but lacks the
intelligence and flair that made those films so exciting.