Thursday, July 27, 2017

ATOMIC BLONDE

ATOMIC BLONDE movie

Janet's TAKE: Charlize Theron packs a punch while conquering the spy genre. B+

Highly stylized sets and costumes along with well-choreographed fight scenes make for an entertaining Berlin Wall-era espionage film. A few laughs along the way lighten up the drama.

Synopsis:
A breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a
city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors. The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel series“The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay. - Universal Pictures

Rating: R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity
Running Time: 115 minutes

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