Movie Review: Killer Elite (2011)

  • Director – Gary McKendry
  • Starring – Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell
  • Writer – Matt Sherring (screenplay) based on a book by Ranulph Fiennes
  • Year – 2012
  • Running Time – 120 mins

 What is it with the military and moustaches?

I first came across Killer Elite whilst scrolling through the rental screen on iTunes looking for something to fill a couple of hours with.  The reviews talked about ‘a thinking man’s action film’ inspired by “The Feather Men” a book by British legend Ranulph Fiennes.  The cast also included Jason Statham, Clive Owen and none other than Robert De Niro.  It was a tempting package so I excitedly clicked on rent now.  10 minutes later I knew I had made quite a big mistake, but by then it was too late to ask for my money back.