(2005)

Critic Reviews

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50
ReelViews
One of the least effective comic book-to-movie stories to have come along in the past few years. Without a viable screenplay, there's nowhere for the character to go, and no way to avoid making her look silly.
50
Variety
Elektra proves no more than fitfully satisfying, a character-driven superhero yarn whose flurry of last-minute rewriting shows in a disjointed plot.
50
Watching this is like sitting by a pinsetter at a bowling alley. That's too bad, because the picture had potential.
50
"Kill Bill" without irony, and without Quentin Tarantino's flair for cool dialogue and chop-socky action (and without Uma Thurman, for that matter), Elektra is a pretty-looking, pretty dull adaptation of the Marvel Comic about a dishy, deadly assassin.
40
No question, the film's best special effect is Ms. Garner, especially when she's in costume.
40
No fun at all.
33
Entertainment Weekly
Just as all regular models can't be supermodels, so all action chicks can't be superheroines. Elektra Natchios turns out to be walled off rather than mysteriously alluring; blank rather than deep.
30
L.A. Weekly
When a movie makes you wish you were watching Halle Berry in "Catwoman," something is most definitely wrong.
30
What it suffers from most is the sense of offhand storytelling that lies halfway between creative laziness and cost-cutting sloppiness.
25
Chicago Tribune
Devotees of awful filmmaking can't go wrong with this one.

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