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"KILLER ELITE"
(2011) (Jason Statham, Clive Owen) (R)


Alcohol/Drugs Moderate
Blood/Gross Stuff Heavy
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Extreme
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Extreme
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking Extreme
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action: To save his friend and mentor's life, a retired mercenary must carry out a sheikh's desire to avenge his son's murders by killing the responsible top secret British agents.
PLOT:
Danny (JASON STATHAM) and Hunter (ROBERT DE NIRO) are mercenaries for hire who are very good at what they do. But when an assignment nearly results in Danny accidentally killing a child among his targets, he hangs up his guns and retires to live in Australia with his girlfriend, Anne (YVONNE STRAHOVSKI). His retirement, however, doesn't last long as he gets notice from an operative known only as "The Agent" (ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE) that Hunter has been captured by the ailing Sheikh Amr bin Issa (RODNEY AFIF) who will have Hunter killed if Danny doesn't carry out a mission for him.

It seems that Hunter was lured in by a $6 million payout, but refused the job when he learned the Sheik wanted to avenge the murders of his three sons at the hands of British SAS soldiers years ago. Now, Danny must carry out the mission and assembles his team, including Davies (DOMINIC PURCELL) and Meier (ADEN YOUNG), to find the retired men, videotape their confessions to the murders, and then kill them so that their deaths appear to be accidents.

As the Sheik's last surviving son, Bakhait (FIRASS DIRANI), watches Hunter, Danny and his team set out to complete the job. But little do they know that a top secret organization known as "The Feather Men" exists to protect ex-SAS members and that the field leader of that shadowy group, Spike (CLIVE OWEN), is hot on their trail. With his team after Spike and his, it's a race against time for the mercenaries to complete the job and save Hunter's life.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Older teens might be intrigued, especially if they're into hard-hitting action flicks and/or are fans of anyone in the cast.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity.


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