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Ratings & Reviews

  1. FISCHER's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    Sous le couvert d'un habile film d'action se cache une oeuvre extrêmement complexe. La psychologie des personnages, la subtilité des dialogues, l'intelligence du montage et de la mise en scène en font une réussite majeure, souvent sous-estimée...

  2. John H. Nomedal's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    The Killer Elite is somewhat a warm actionfilm that doesnt take itself too serious...and thats a good thing. Peckinpah toys with the intelligence crime genre and adds a good dose of humor, humanity and 70s groove in the middle of all the gunsmoke and ninja tricks. Caan versus Duvall is an unexpected match where you never quite know whos standing in the end...a classic Peckinpah touch I might add. 3.5 ninja stars!

  3. Ethan's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    The best thing about this film is getting to see James Caan and Robert Duvall reunite after The Godfather. Also there's this really badass Ninja fight sequence at the end.

  4. Dalibor's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    The whole thing should be striped down to about 20 minutes of James Caan's silent recovery hiding a Hemingway sort of honor underneath. Everything else is an utter useless piece of piss poor writing with nothing to interest anyone. And to think that car talk at the begging made me remember Vincent and Marsellus mayonnaise discussion...

  5. Illusion Travels By Streetcar's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    "This is the logical extension of what Howard Hawks did with a lot of his movies."

  6. Eugene Kotlyarenko's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    strange as all hell, one of peckinpah's many lovely deconstructions of friendship

  7. Thomas's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    Not one of Sam's best, the real question though is how did this get a PG rating?

  8. Stephen Campbell's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    even subpar Peckinpah is better than most directors manage in a lifetime.

  9. Alexandre Ovídio's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    São Francisco parece ser mesmo a cidade certa para disparar uns tiros e rebentar com carros, que o digam Steve McQueen, Clint Eastwood, e aqui, James Caan. Antes do esteróides anabolizantes da era Reagan, dos importados de Hong Kong, e das lutas com acrobacias aéreas e câmaras de alta velocidade, Sam Peckinpah escrevia o cinema macho com uma bala na culatra e o pé no acelerador.

  10. Daniel S.'s rating of the film The Killer Elite

    **1/2 Not bad but not great either. This adaptation of Robert Rostand's "Monkey in the Middle" allows Sam Peckinpah to handle two personal themes: manipulation of men and, above all, betrayed friendship, a theme the director already visited in RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY, his second film. Burt Young, as always, is excellent. A DVD zone Peckinpah completists only.

  11. Scout Tafoya's rating of the film The Killer Elite

    The funny thing about late Peckinpah is that though the movies are mostly dated and out of touch they all smack of the master's hand. The Killer Elite is a great example of Peckinpah's best instincts fighting with his (and the studio's) worst. There are moments here that shine (James Caan's rehabilitation montage has a quiet dignity and warmth to it) even if the film drags and wants for action. Muddled but touching.