Atomic Blond

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Director: David Leitch
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones
Genre: Action Adventure
Language: English, German, Russian, Swedish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: USA 2017 115 mins. (15)
Released by Universal Pictures

An ice cube bath to ease the pain of a battered body and Stolichnaya Vodka on the rocks is the chill out, end of day norm for British MI6 operative Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron). Based on Anthony Johnston and Sam Hart's novel The Coldest City, it's not John Le Carrre Cold War territory, more the David Leigh touch, who co-directed 'John Wick' - a frenetic, mayhem-filled journey through Berlin in 1989, just before the fall of the Wall and the end of the Cold War.

Lorraine Broughton dispatched to Berlin to retrieve a list of undercover operatives and find and eliminate a British double agent code named 'Satchel' hits it full on with all comers, even those close to home. CIA Chief Emmet Kurzfeld (John Goodman), MI6's Eric Gray (Toby Jones) and 'C' (James Faulkner) smugly sit at top table and dictate the course of action, Broughton's partner, Berlin station chief David Percival's (James McAvoy) gone Jack Daniels feral and 'Spyglass' (Eddie Marsan), an East German operative with the list in his head needs to be lifted, while KGB hit men close in for the kill. Add on sultry French operative Delphine Casalle (Sofia Boutella) and it's Charlize Theron centre stage, designer clad, lethal heels, dressed to kill and shoot to kill and she looks terrific. Superbly choreographed, all action mayhem fills the screen - fights, car chases, smashes and gun blasts stunningly captured by Jonathan Sela's cinematography, tinged with a neon blue-pink and a spot-on ramped up score. It's non-stop dazzling fun.

Director: David Leitch
Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, and Toby Jones

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