Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2012
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
Inspired by the book "The feather men" by Ranulph Fiennes
DVD release of the 2011 motion picture
Special features: deleted scenes
Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell, Aden Young, Yvonne Strahovski, Ben Mendelsohn
When two of the world's most elite operatives, Danny, a retired contract killer, and Hunter, his longtime mentor, go up against the cunning leader of a secret military society, their hunt takes them around the globe from Australia to Paris, London, and the Middle East. As the stakes rise along with the body count, Danny and Hunter are soon plunged into an action-packed game of cat and mouse where no one is what they seem
MPAA rating: R; for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity
DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround
In English, with optional subtitles in English of Spanish
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I don't recall seeing a movie like this in a good, long time. It's a macho-action-thriller that didn't have an A-list budget, but probably didn't really need it, either. You used to see more of this back in the 70s and 80s; these days this kind of movie usually has a much bigger budget, with the requisite special effects and massive action sequences such a budget buys. Here, though, it's a little different.
Good action, intriguing setup (definitely no good-guy/bad-guy here; nobody is completely innocent by any stretch), and pretty good characters. And a story that's somewhat better than you usually find in this particular kind of film.
Don't know that Jason Statham's a great actor, exactly, but he's definitely a presence and he's got others to do the acting around him, and he performs in a several action scenes that come right up to the edge without getting silly. And I liked the basic plausibility in most of the scenes.
I'm a guy, and Killer Elite is a pretty decent "guy" movie. You could do worse.
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