Killer Elite

116 mins
Poster for Killer Elite

Action-thriller about an Elite Special Air Service agent, Jason Statham, who is brought out of retirement to rescue his former... More

Where to watch Killer Elite

Killer Elite is available to stream in New Zealand now... More on YouTube and Google TV and Apple TV Store.

Killer Elite | Ratings & Reviews

"A macho, adrenaline-fix suspenser that plays like the bigscreen equivalent of those pulpy spy novels that once clogged grocery-store checkouts."


"Robust, does the job, but unrefined."

Total FilmTotal Film

"A pileup of sub-Bourne action set pieces, sad laughs and clichés."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"The surface is glossy, the body count high, and the events opaque and often risible."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Jason Statham is matched with Robert de Niro and Clive Owen in this headcracking hitman yarn, but it's a bit overcomplicated for its own good."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"I had a reasonably good time, on the whole..."


"The fun of Killer Elite, such as it is, is all in the hardass action. But there's nothing elite about this disposable time-killer."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"This is actually a pretty good thriller, based more on character and plot than on action for its own sake."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"A snarly Euro-thriller with crust under its fingernails and bad breath. It doesn't care if you like it, which is why I kind of do."

New York PostNew York Post

"Efficient, overly formulaic action piece could have been more distinctive but delivers the goods for solid international returns."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"The glossy topcoat provided by the paycheck participation of De Niro and Owen can't cover up the essential emptiness of the project."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"A few good stunts, some tolerable brooding and one nice, if silly desert chase. But not essential."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Less a cerebral thriller than an underachieving time-waster with feeble pretensions."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

Killer Elite | Details

R16, contains violence & offensive language
Action, Thriller, True Story & Biography
Country of origin
UK, USA, Australia

Killer Elite | Trailers