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New In Theaters Review: Killer Elite

In this new action movie, Jason Statham plays Danny Bryce, an ex- special ops agent who is brought out of retirement to rescue his oldest friend and mentor. He has to come to the rescue when his friend Hunter (Robert De Niro) is being held captive by an exiled sheikh who wants a near impossible mission done. The mission is that of killing three other Special Forces assassins, while also making them admit to killing the sheikh’s sons. To make things worse, another agent named Spike (Clive Owen) is becoming very curious as to who’s behind all of these agents mysteriously having accidental deaths. It’s a race against time for Bryce to succeed at his mission, so that he can free his dear friend, before Spike unravels the truth behind his government’s involvement in all of this. If Bryce is successful, he’ll get his friend back as well as $6 million dollars from the sheikh for completing the assignment.

I thought this was a very well written movie, which by the way was based on true events. It was an action packed thriller, which was good from start to finish. Jason Statham once again has shown that he is one of the top action heroes of the past two decades. Robert De Niro also did an exceptional job in the movie and showed that he still has what it takes to be in the ranks of an elite group of action movie actors. Clive Owens tops it off in this star studded collaboration and makes this movie very compelling and dramatic. The movie is filled with intrigue and suspense as the truth behind these killings starts to come to light as the movie progresses on. It also shows that governments are always involved in secret missions that are never supposed to come to light.

The movie never slows down as the pieces of this conspiracy puzzle start to form the truth behind this secret mission against the sheikh by the London government. I enjoyed this movie very much and I gave it 3 stars out of 4. Being that it is based on true events actually heightens the drama and intrigued behind the story. You never really know what governments are capable of when it comes to lining their greedy pockets with money. The movie runs 1 hour and 40mins. It was rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity. It was directed by Gary McKendry. The movie was written by Gary McKendry and Matt Sherring, from source material from the novel The Feather Men by Ranulph Fiennes. The film was distributed by Open Road Films.

You never know what people are capable of when it comes to money – Ezo
Next week’s review: Dream House

Eric Williamshttp://www.gstylemag.com
Born in Harlem, raised in the Bronx. Chilled in Brooklyn, drove through Queens, and took a boat to Staten Island. A true New Yorker.

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