Movie – Killer Elite

Mini review: If this film is a colour it is: bright blue with blood red border.

Of course it has Jason Statham in it but surprised to see Clive ‘boy done good’ Owen and even more so, Robert De Niro billed alongside, the latter two making this into a must-see rather than see-if-there’s-nothing-else-on.

It’s a standard Statham film – fighting, guns, driving fast, staying alive, keeping the girl alive, but what stands out for me is that it’s based in the 1980s. Life in Mars (best dramas on BBC ever) it is not, a standard action movie it isn’t either but it’s worth seeing if just for Owen’s 80s’ ‘tache. It may have been 20 minutes longer than it needed to be seeing as the expected twist came sooner rather than later.

7½/10

Smile factor 9/10

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