Release date: September 23, 2011
Adrenaline-pumping, hardcore one-on-one action is why you go see a Jason Statham film, right? Well, his latest flick, Killer Elite, delivers on that promise and more. Based on an alleged true story, Statham plays a reluctant assassin forced to carry out orders to save his mentor (Robert De Niro) held captive. Clive Owen plays his nemesis who finds himself in an ultimate race to finish the job and win the prize. Hard-punching, nonstop suspense with car chases and testosterone, it still manages to pull heartstrings with Statham’s protectiveness with his girlfriend (Yvonne Strahovski). Statham and Owen’s fight scenes are deliciously masculine.