Killer Elite

Killer Elite

Killer Elite

Cast: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro
Director: Gary McKendry
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Rated: MA
Running Time: 116 minutes

Synopsis: Inspired by true events, Killer Elite is a new action-adventure spy film that follows Danny, one of the world's most skilled special-ops agents. Lured out of self-imposed exile, Danny reassembles his crack team of operatives to execute a near-impossible mission of retribution - to rescue his former mentor and partner Hunter. Together they must penetrate the highly feared and respected military unit, the British Special Air Service, to take down a rogue cell of soldier assassins and their leader Spike, before their actions create a global crisis.

Killer Elite's whirlwind journey of action hurtles across the globe: from Mexico to Australia, from Paris and London to Oman and Wales. The film is based on Ranulph Fiennes' controversial non-fiction bestseller 'The Feather Men'.

Release Date: February 23rd, 2012

Verdict: Killer Elite is an action packed drama with an intense and suspenseful storyline which is based on a true story; making the film a thriller, for some. The film has an all-star cast (Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro share the lead) and many gun-fuelled fight scenes. Overall the twists and turns make for a great film but one that you have to watch intently as the strong storyline can become confusing, at times.

I really enjoyed watching the ex-SAS agents figure out who were the 'bad' guys (although both are essentially the 'bad' guys, of course the audience needs to question who is the 'right' guy) and who was actually up to what. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Danny (Jason Statham) and Spike (Clive Owen) come head to head.

What I enjoyed most of Killer Elite was the host of Australian actors including Yvonne Strahovski, Grant Bowler, Ben Mendelsohn, Firass Dirani and Lachy Hulme.
Rating: ***

Brooke Hunter