2017   Germany, Sweden, USA Atomic Blonde
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Director:David Leitch
Writer:Kurt Johnstad, Antony Johnston, Sam Hart
IMDb Rating:7.2 (10,630 votes)
Awards:3 wins & 1 nomination
Genre:Action, Mystery, Thriller
Duration:115 min
David Leitch  ...  (Director)
Kurt Johnstad, Antony Johnston, Sam Hart  ...  (Writer)
Charlize Theron  ...  Lorraine Broughton
James McAvoy  ...  David Percival
Eddie Marsan  ...  Spyglass
John Goodman  ...  Emmett Kurzfeld
Toby Jones  ...  Eric Gray
James Faulkner  ...  Chief 'C'
Roland Møller  ...  Aleksander Bremovych
Sofia Boutella  ...  Delphine Lasalle
Bill Skarsgård  ...  Merkel
Sam Hargrave  ...  James Gasciogne
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson  ...  Yuri Bakhtin (as Jóhannes Jóhannesson)
Til Schweiger  ...  Watchmaker
Barbara Sukowa  ...  Coroner
Attila Árpa  ...  East German Guard #1 (as Attila Arpa)
Martin Angerbauer  ...  East German Guard #2
Tyler Bates  ...  Composer
Jonathan Sela  ...  Cinematographer
Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir  ...  Editor
Comments: The plot gets a little oh-so-tricky but Charlize Theron is such a robo-babe it trumps everything. The fisticuffs are okay, especially the one fight where both participants are so beat up they can barely swing any more. The gun fights are stupid because gun fights are always stupid.

Flicks like this never get up for industry awards, but Theron's performance, or ... really, just the sheer brute force of her screen presence deserves something.

This isn't my kind of movie but if I'm going to indulge, it's nice to see a lady doing the ass-kicking. I enjoyed this a lot (except for the parts I didn't).

[Update] - I just read another LBd review that said "There are like 600 close-ups of Charlize Theron's face, and every one of them is a goddamn work of art". That's a true statement.

Summary: The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. 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.

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