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Based on 35 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Breathlessly boring. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Another inert, soul-dead action drama that turns actors into zombies...It's garbage. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Her (Garner) grace and mystical abilities make for a lonely burden, and we are supposed to feel her pain. Instead, we feel our own for having to sit through this silly movie. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Long on cutlery and décor (including, of course, the marvelously decorative Ms. Garner, of the TV series "Alias") and woefully short on narrative. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    "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. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    An adequate but none-too-thrilling star vehicle for Jennifer Garner in flame-colored bustier and low-riding pants. show more

  • 30
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Along comes Elektra to effectively lower the bar for Marvel Comics page-to-screen transitions. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Electric as Elektra, Jennifer Garner does a high-powered, blade-thrusting star turn as Marvel Comics' ninja-inspired superheroine, bringing such unbridled energy and sexuality to her performance, one barely notices the movie itself. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli 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. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    For the better part of this movie, Elektra appears to be a sensible, stylish young superhero. show more

  • January 07, 2009 robbie61987
    Report This User

    I think the critics who reviewed this movie must have had an attack of herroin addiction

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