Killer Elite - Movie Review

Jason Statham plays Danny, a retired assassin dragged back into the world of killing when his longtime mentor, Hunter (Robert De Niro) is held hostage when a client in a job demands the deaths of three secret British agents. Danny calls upon his old team mates to help free Hunter by delivering what the client wants but there is more to these hits than what Danny signed up for. Soon another secret agency called the Feathermen, start tailing Danny and his team and they may not live long enough to find out the entire plot against them.

It is hard to believe that this movie is based on a true story. It makes you wonder what kind of secrets the government is keeping from you and maybe accidental deaths may not be this the start of paranoia?

I thought it was pretty good for an action movie. It has its gunfights, fistfights, car chases, a few funny moments - mostly from Dominic Purcell who plays Davies, Danny's team mate, and lots of killing, which is basically given with "killer" in the movie title. Lots of action not much else. Just when you think the movie has ended it picks up all over again. It does go on a lot longer after that so it was like watching two episodes of a violent TV show rather one cohesive movie. Still, it is quite entertaining and enough to warrant a watch in theatre.

Killer Elite opens in theatres today, Friday, September 23, 2011.

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