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By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violent comic book movie with lingerie costumes.

Movie PG-13 2005 100 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 15+

Not that great

This was an OK movie, but has some violence. It will need some editing for viewers under the age of 15 overall it was just all right.
age 13+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (8):

This is a comic book movie that feels like it might have been made for the Lifetime channel ... with costumes by Victoria's Secret. To paraphrase the most famous line from A League of Their Own, "there's no crying in comic book movies" -- at least there shouldn't be, not by the superhero, anyway. Yes, there is kick-boxing, and stuff blows up. There is faux-meaningful comic book dialogue like "This ends here." And there are some cool special effects. But there's too much focus on Elektra's past and feelings and not enough focus on making the rest of the good or bad guys interesting.

There are some good action sequences, the best borrowing from the far-better Hong Kong films. Garner is toned and that midriff-baring costume makes her look more like Comic Book Barbie than like a killer. But she is also toned down. We get almost no chance to see those marvelous dimples or even any facial expressions other than "tortured" and "resolute."

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