Killer Elite

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Plot

When his mentor is taken captive, a retired member of Britain's Elite Special Air Service is forced into action. His mission: kill three assassins dispatched by their cunning leader.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 6.5/10 (33,479 voted)

Critic's Score: 44/100

Director:
Gary McKendry

Stars: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro

Storyline
Based on a true story, Killer Elite pits two of the worlds' most elite operatives – Danny, an ex-special ops agent (

Writers: Matt Sherring, Ranulph Fiennes

Cast:

Jason Statham

Danny


Clive Owen

Spike


Robert De Niro

Hunter


Dominic Purcell

Davies


Aden Young

Meier


Yvonne Strahovski

Anne


Ben Mendelsohn

Martin


Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Agent


David Whiteley

MI6 Man


Matthew Nable

Pennock


Lachy Hulme

Harris


Firass Dirani

Bakhait


Nick Tate

Commander B


Bille Brown

Colonel Fitz


Stewart Morritt

Campbell

Taglines:
May the Best Man Live



Details

Official Website:
Official site [Japan] |
Open Road Films [United States] |

Release Date: 23 September 2011

Filming Locations: Australia



Box Office Details

Budget: $70,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $9,300,000
(USA)
(25 September 2011)
(2986 Screens)

Gross: $25,093,607
(USA)
(13 November 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

24 actors/actresses featured have either lived or were born in Australia: Dominic Purcell, Yvonne Strahovski, Ben Mendelsohn, Matthew Nable, Firass Dirani, Nick Tate, Bille Brown, Stewart Morritt, Grant Bowler, Michael Dorman, Daniel Roberts, Rodney Afif, Jamie McDowell, Dion Mills, Chris Anderson, Sandy Greenwood, Michael Carman, Barry Stones, Kristy Barnes-Cullen, Ray Tiernan, Blake O'Leary, Tim Hughes, Tony Porter, and Salim Fayad.

Goofs:

Anachronisms:
The movie takes place in 1980, but one of the very first establishing shots in the movie clearly shows a red Pontiac Fiero, which didn't come out until 1984.

Quotes:

Davies:
You don't trust that snake, do you? He's lying.

Danny:
Yeah? How do you know?

Davies:
His lips were moving.



User Review

The title says it all…

Rating: 10/10


I'm baffled by some of the reviews I've seen of this film. I saw it
this weekend and think it's really strong. Clive Owen and Jason Statham
are both excellent as… elite killers. The action is great, the story
is intricate and watching the plot unfold is just fun. You've got a
group of mercenaries on a dubious mission, a group of ex-SAS stumbles
on to them and then both sides are trying to figure out who the other
guys are and what they're up to. Maybe it throws some people that there
are no clear cut good guys and bad guys here. Both sides are
essentially bad guys acting out of a questionable sense of what is
right. But that's what made it interesting to me.

The film is at it's best when Owen and Statham are on screen together
either coming after each other, fighting or staring each other down.
Add a gun wielding, ass kicking De Niro into the mix and I'm happy
sitting in a dark theater and munching popcorn.