Atomic Blonde
Year:
2017
Country:
USA, Germany, Sweden
Genre:
Thriller, Action, Mystery
IMDB rating:
6.9
Director:
David Leitch
John Goodman as Emmett Kurzfeld
Martin Angerbauer as East German Guard #2
Roland Møller as Aleksander Bremovych
Bill Skarsgård as Merkel
Sam Hargrave as James Gasciogne
Attila Árpa as East German Guard #1 (as Attila Arpa)
Barbara Sukowa as Coroner
Sofia Boutella as Delphine Lasalle
Til Schweiger as Watchmaker
Toby Jones as Eric Gray
James Faulkner as Chief 'C'
Charlize Theron as Lorraine Broughton
James McAvoy as David Percival
Eddie Marsan as Spyglass
Storyline: 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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Reviews
a Theron's star-vehicle
A Cold War spy flick directed by stuntman-turned-filmmaker David Leitch, after cutting his teeth with JOHN WICK (2014), as both the producer and uncredited co-director, now he is currently the helmer of DEADPOOL 2.

In the tumult of Berlin Wall's impending collapse, this retro-futuristic action-er pits MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton (Theron) against a bunch of ruthless Soviet Union KGBs and a friend-or-foe local contact David Percival (McAvoy), to seek out a leaked list which will put all the field agents in the Soviet Union in danger and also, find out who is the mole with the appellation "Satchel".

Before anything else, ATOMIC BLONDE is a Theron's star-vehicle, the point-blank, minutely choreographed fisticuffs between her and her co-stars/stunt-performers are brutal, visceral and bluntly female-empowering, they are divested of the usual veneer of sleekness and flaunting, but revert to a primal, beastly, clumsy combat exigency which could take place between non-martial artists, but lethal killers battling with instinct. The film adds another brickbat to her throne as Hollywood's most redoubtable ass-kicker, and that title is not inclusively confined to the distaff circle.

Berlin, brisk, forbidding and sunless under the daylight, breaths an iridescent decadence and nihilism into its nocturnal life where this convoluted triple-agent shaggy-dog tale takes its shoddy shape through Lorraine's stiltedly obfuscating recounting in the MI6 headquarter, sadly, the screenplay fails to live up to the standard of an arresting thriller, there are over-stretched longueurs moseying between fighting sequences which barely subsist to engage audience's attention (including Lorraine's soft-headed lesbian relationship with a French tenderfoot), thus the tantalizing of its plot wears thin quickly, however, a cracking miscellany of Synth-Pop/Electronic hits becomes the unexpected grace note to render the restive zeitgeist.

Last but not least, James McAvoy emits some coruscating élan when he is not typecast as the salt-of-the-earth sort, his morally ambiguous Percival is an effervescent foil against Theron's prosaic inscrutability, maybe Hollywood has been using him all wrong, instead of relentlessly priming him as a matinée idol, he is much more in his wheelhouse as a chameleon-like character player, a rogue with distinctive charm.
2017-11-08
Out of kilter 80's homage.
What is Charlize Theron doing in this? Having said that, what was she doing in Mad Max? The movie looks like it was made by a young male who just discovered 80's music and spy films and decided to combine the two into a movie. The fight scenes suggest the whole thing is tongue in cheek but if that is case the character direction/acting undoes it all. Why does Charlize Theron whisper all the time? And why do characters speak facing away from the other spy. That hasn't been done since the Pink Panther and that was a spoof. Each scene is started with an 80's 'classic' which has one thinking that a record company is behind the whole thing. On the whole, an empty experience but the fight scene on the stairs is mega. Even though I'm only giving it 5 stars I'd nearly sit through the whole thing again just for that.
2017-11-09
Great action movie
I watched this movie not because its appealing title, but because of having Charlize in the main role. I'm a fan of her and I'm not ashamed!

The expectations were not too big, I must honestly say, although the cast is pretty interesting but I had a big surprise! I really enjoyed this movie, from the beginning to the end! Full of very good and credible action, impressive and realistic fighting scenes, a sexy Charlize, good actors and good acting and not to mention surprises till the very and!

I mus say, this is the second very good action movie seen by me this year! I gave it a solid 8, is a very big note for me!
2017-11-06
A triumph of style over substance
This espionage thriller is adapted from a graphic novel called "The Coldest City" and is the directorial debut of David Leitch, formerly a stunt coordinator and second unit director in work such as "John Wick" (and it certainly shows). The eponymous MI6 agent is Lorraine Broughton, played with panache by the tall, once South African once model who rather stole the show in "Mad Max: Fury Road". Set in Berlin as the wall is about to fall in 1989, like the recent "Baby Driver" we have a loud soundtrack of contemporary music.

If all this suggests more style than substance, that would be a fair inference. The convoluted plot - set out in a series of flashbacks - revolves, as so often in spy movies (think "Mission: Impossible"), in the hunt for a list of agents but, again as so frequently is the case, the object of the search is really irrelevant (what cinema critics call a MacGuffin). But, if the substance of the movie is thin, the style is terrific with flashy camera-work and tons of gritty action, involving not just guns and cars but any domestic object that comes to hand, just as long as it can be smashed into someone's face. A ten-minute fight scene on a set of stairs is set to become something of a classic.

This is not a film that would stand up to any serious feminist critique, but it's an all-too-rare guilty pleasure to see a confident and capable woman kicking male ass. There has been too little of it since "The Long Kiss Goodnight" (1996), although this summer (2017) we've had the delights of "The Ghost In The Shell" and "Wonder Women". If the Blonde were to become a franchise like Bond or Bourne, I for one would not complain.
2017-08-15
If You're Looking For a Female James Bond Feel, Look No Further! Simply Splendid!
This movie immensely had James Bond tendencies with a small shot of Bourne Identity in the mix (all the while based in the eighties). That been said I don't mean that in an unoriginal manner, quite the contrary - it was completely original and all the while exhilarating. Charlize Theron was pure electric in her spy tailored role yet enigmatic at the same time. Not to mention the rest of the cast perfectly meshed in this flick (from James McAvoy & Toby Jones to John Goodman & Sofia Boutella), while the story made you yearning for more. And with all the talk these past few years of one day having a female James Bond, well look no further - this movie will surely fill your appetite via the realm of spy films, and then some...
2017-08-18
Soundtrack was literally from one of the Best of the 80's CD's
Seriously, that's how bad this movie was. Make a bet with some friends as to which corny 80's songs will be heard in the movie. You have a good chance of getting quite a few. If you're a big fan of corny 80's songs on the radio or 80's night at the bar, you'll love this film. Worse yet, they don't even match the soundtrack appropriately to what is happening in the movie.

Charlize Theron is a good actress, but man, she whiffed in this. Her character is an insufferably boring, pompous Brit who has no personality. Sofia Boutella, this could be a career ender for her. John Goodman is just phoning it in. James McAvoy does his best to save the whole thing, but the entire project is a big fat mess.

The twist at the end is bad, so confusing, so out of left field, that it's not worth even worrying about. We will never see a sequel to this film. Guaranteed.

My one compliment is for the fight scenes. They were pretty good, but wasted in a garbage film like this.
2017-07-30
Atomic Blonde: The Coldest City.
My wife and I watched this at home on DVD from our public library system. It is set in November 1989, a significant year for us for a couple of reasons, in Berlin right before the fall of the Berlin Wall separating Communist East and Democratic West.

The movie is based on a very popular 2012 graphic novel "Atomic Blonde: The Coldest City" by author Anthony Johnston. The synopsis of the book is as follows:

"November 1989. Communism is collapsing, and soon the Berlin Wall will come down with it. But before that happens there is one last bit of cloak & dagger to attend to. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was killed in Berlin. He was carrying information from a source in the East - a list that allegedly contains the name of every espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides. No list was found on his body. Now Lorraine Broughton, an experienced spy with no pre-existing ties to Berlin, has been sent into this powderkeg of social unrest, counter- espionage, defections gone bad and secret assassinations to bring back the list and save the lives of the British agents whose identities reside on it."

And that pretty well captures what the movie contains. You never really know who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. Charlize Theron is truly great in the role of Lorraine Broughton, the Atomic Blonde sent to Berlin to find the list and also to identify the double agent known only as "Satchel". At the end on the plane ride back to the States most of it becomes clear, and we find out she is actually a triple agent.

Lots of action done very convincingly, Theron does all her own fighting.
2017-12-09
Unconvincing
There are good spy movies and there are bad spy movies. A good spy movie is credible and you can immerse in the plot. A bad spy movie is too cryptic or overstretched, like this one. Although I liked the pace and the flow of the action, I felt let down by the lack of character definition. At the end of the show, you are left empty, with little clue of what each character was made of in terms of personal profile or motivation. A typical movie that you watch today and forget everything about it the day after.
2017-11-19
I was so disappointed
I should rate this 5 but I'll give it a 6 only because Charlize Theron in it .. For me it was disappointing the plot in my point of view goes like this : A heavy smoker hot bad-ass women searching for a list ! . To be fare the best parts in the movie was the fighting & car chasing I guess Charlize Theron stunt double Monique Ganderton did the half of the job :) Bottom Line if you're Charlize Theron fan or an action movie lover you might enjoy it but for me I didn't as I said I was disappointed
2017-10-25
The thing about a brilliant action movie is that you'll want to see it again and again.
Atomic Blonde

There was a time when the term Action Star was commonly used. It referred to an individual who specialised in movies of the that particular genre. Hollywood was ripe with them in the 80's. The very same decade Atomic Blonde takes place in. These superstars were type cast in this kind of role. You wouldn't find Chuck Norris dabbling with a little Shakespeare or Arnie playing a chap called Harry who happens to meet a girl called Sally.

Fast forward to 2017 and such a credible and talented individual as Charlize Theron has turned her hand to the Action genre. The same fantastic actress responsible for the Oscar winning performance in Monster. In today's world of Cinema this has become the norm. Matt Damon and Liam Neeson are prime examples of well seasoned performers bridging the gap from drama to action.

If anything Atomic Blonde is an average action flick that is elevated by Miss Theron's involvement and extreme commitment. She is marvellous as MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton who is tasked with recovering a list that contains the names of double agents from an individual known as Spyglass and also to investigate the murder of a fellow agent in Berlin.

The plot is similar to that of many other spy movies but due to the soundtrack and the important time in history in which this film takes place, Atomic Blonde has its own nostalgic flavour. There's splashes of neon colour to brighten the dull environment of 80's Berlin. The opening titles are particularly colourful.

There's strong support too from the likes of Eddie Marsan as Spyglass, who has taken time out from playing Ray Donovan's brother to star in this action romp. James McAvoy is very good as Station chief David, a character that keeps the audience guessing just where his loyalties lay. There's also good support from Toby Jones and John Goodman who interrogate Theron's character. Despite there fine efforts this is where the film starts to fall down. The interrogation scenes destroy all suspense as we clearly see that our heroine obviously makes it out alive. Also the scenes with Jones and Goodman disrupt the movies pacing.

Ultimately it is Charlize Theron that carries this movie. Her action scenes are superbly choreographed and it is visible that she is the one performing them and not a stunt double. The action is shot with wide angles allowing the audience to see all that is going on. After all director David Leitich is also the man responsible for helming John Wick and we all know how well that turned out. The highlight action scene is a stairwell fight reminiscent of the one in Daredevil. This then evolves into a one on one brawl with action veteran Daniel Bernhardt star of Bloodsport 2, and countless other action B movies. This guy knows his craft and Theron holds her own against him on screen. The only criticism I have regarding the action scenes is the accompanying soundtrack. It reminded me of Jaws. No wait let me explain. Whenever the shark in Jaws was about to attack we would first hear the famous score strike up. It is the same in this movie. Whenever Theron's character is about to kick ass we firstly get an 80's pop classic burst through the speakers as indication that something exciting and is about to happen. This though is not my biggest gripe with this potentially brilliant action movie. The biggest problem is that the movie doesn't know at what point to end. Just when you believe it's time for the curtain to come down there's more. This film doesn't flow. For all it's well constructed set pieces and masterful performances, the movie fails at being a fluid like piece of entertainment. I will admit I did enjoy Atomic Blonde but unlike all good movies of this genre, this fails to make me want to watch it again. That's why I regard Atomic blonde to be potentially brilliant. But in all honesty it turns out to be potential that is wasted.
2017-12-05
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