Elektra (2005)

Ordered to assassinate Mark Miller, the deadly female ninja Elektra opts instead to defy her orders and defends both Mark and his daughter Abby against all comers.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 5, 2005
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This comic book movie is an inert muddle that takes itself much too seriously.

Christy Lemire
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Garner's charms extend beyond the mere physical. Simply by showing up, she makes Elektra far more entertaining than it has a right to be.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

Elektra shoves Frank Miller's eponymous cold-blooded assassin into a PG-13-friendly adventure.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Violent comic book movie with lingerie costumes.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

This doesn't exactly set the world on fire, but I was charmed by its old-fashioned storytelling, which is refreshingly free of archness, self-consciousness, or Kill Bill-style wisecracks.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

A none too Marvel-lous spin-off from Daredevil.

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Some comic properties should just be left on the page.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Everything comes back to Garner, though -- and even when the movie takes itself too seriously, thankfully she never does.

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Benjamin Strong
Village Voice

Offers no surprises, and whether or not you'll appreciate its modest charms depends entirely on whether you too have been anticipating Garner's new outfit.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An utterly embarrassing misfire with poor performances, contrived elements, and a weak premise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Good fight scenes and a much more plausible story line than I expected. I think this movie gets slammed far more than it should.
Martin Sahlin
A lot better then I expected. A pretty okay story and somewhat entertaining. Definitely watchable.
Everett Johnson
By far, the absolute worst Marvel movie to date. "Elektra" is a spin off of "Daredevil" and completely goes off the tracks with a bad… More
Steven Carrier
I really don't mind "Elektra". While the plot takes itself much to seriously, Jennifer Garner makes sure things never get too out of hand. Garner… More
Dean McKenna
Jennifer Garner is a sweet-faced assassin and she works hard in the fight scene. But this version of the <b>Marvel Comics</b> character, and… More
Conner Rainwater
I'll give it to Elktra, at least it tried to be a good movie and a more serious representation of the source material. The Hand actually appeared and Stick… More