Killer Elite (2011)
A retired Britain’s Elite Special Air Service member is thrown into action because his mentor was kidnapped. His goal is to take down three assassins that were deployed by their leader.
A true to life story, Killer Elite runs over the globe. Gliding from down under Australia to up north Paris, classy London and the hot Middle East is a hotter action-packed story of a former special ops agent forced out of retirement because of the need to rescue his mentor.
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Distributor: Open Road Films
Directed By: Gary McKendry
Written By: Ranulph Fiennes (novel), Gary McKendry
Cast: Ranulph Fiennes (novel), Gary McKendry
Movie Release Date: September 23, 2011
Killer Elite may be a follow-up action-packed movie for Jason Statham, after the international success of The Mechanic. The storyline is pretty much the same, with a mentor being killed. The only difference between the two movies is that in the former, Jason Statham was caught up in a mishap, ending up in a mess– he killed his own mentor. In the current movie, Jason Statham’s mentor Robert Deniro is held up somewhere and he needs to rescue him. So in Killer Elite, Statham emerges as the true hero.
The cast is pretty good, with DeNiro and Clive Owen as the leads. Being based on a true account, the story is authentic, though stories with a similar pattern as this film have been told already. Killer Elite tells the real story of a pack of vigilantes formerly composed by England’s paramilitary force. What they did was hunt down assassins and they were so good that the murders were often seen as accidents.
This film is both directed and written by Gary McKendry. He based it on the novel Feather Men written by Ranulph Fiennes. The actors are a good combination for the whole film, and it can be certain that the movie can deliver success. We just hope that the common track of telling these types of movies would not turn the movie watchers off. But all in all, it’s a movie to watch out for.