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Daredevil's main squeeze gets resurrected in her own flick with this spin-off martial arts actioner from director Rob Bowman (Reign of Fire, The X-Files: Fight the Future). Jennifer Garner returns to the role of Elektra Natchios, a hired assassin whose origins are finally revealed after her old ninja clan the Hand brings her back from the dead to serve their evil purposes. Reunited with her old sensei, Stick (Terence Stamp), Elektra leaves the past behind her and is eventually given an assignment to kill Mark Miller (Goran Visnjic) and his daughter, Abby (Kristin Prout). When her… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Christy Lemire, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A none too Marvel-lous spin-off from Daredevil."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Violent comic book movie with lingerie costumes."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"For all its slow-mo kick-flying and computer-generated mysticism, the story is tissue-thin and simple to the point of being simpleminded."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"As for Garner, she remains a lovely screen presence, but it's impossible to buy her as an emotionless killing machine."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Benjamin Strong, Village Voice
"Some comic properties should just be left on the page."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"What's missing in this Elektra is a certain sense of play and imagination."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Elektra shoves Frank Miller's eponymous cold-blooded assassin into a PG-13-friendly adventure."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Everything comes back to Garner, though -- and even when the movie takes itself too seriously, thankfully she never does."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"They should have just called this movie Contractually Obligated Sequel staring Jennifer Garner because I can see no other reason why someone as talented and as smart as she is would want to do this film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"An utterly embarrassing misfire with poor performances, contrived elements, and a weak premise."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"It felt like I was back in my childhood watching serial chapters at a Saturday matinee."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"During a fight, a character declared "Enough! It ends now." And I thought It's about time! Now there's a sure sign of an action movie falling short of its potential."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
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