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Atomic Blonde (2017)

US 115m, Color
Director: David Leitch; Cast: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, John Goodman, Toby Jones, James Faulkner, Roland Møller, Sofia Boutella as Delphine

Atomic Blonde in a gritty action spy thriller based on Sam Hart’s 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City. Told in flashback as the debriefing of an MI6 field agent, this is the story of Lorraine Broughton’s attempt to safely escort a Stasi defector out of East Germany and to retrieve a list of double agents that he has in his possession. Set to pop music of the era, and evoking the mood of the period and place, this is a highly stylized and superbly shot action film that contains some of the finest hand-to-hand combat sequences in film (Klaus Ming October 2017).

5 comments on “Atomic Blonde (2017)

  1. Mr. Bobinsky

    Beautiful action sequences and visuals, but the plot was really boring to follow.

    • Klaus

      I have a soft spot for Cold War intrigue that moves at a snails pace – probably my age showing 😉 But yeah, crazy good action sequences.

      • Mr. Bobinsky

        And the music…! Eine neuere Version von 99 Luftbaloons war so schön.

  2. Hoosier X

    I saw some criticisms of Atomic Blonde where they said it was like a James Bond movie with a woman. And I was like: “Um, have you never seen a James Bond movie, or did you not see Atomic Blonde?”

    I loved Atomic Blonde, by the way. I eventually marked it down as my favorite film of 2017.

    • Klaus

      Heh, heh…yeah definitely not a female James Bond. While maybe not my favourite film of 2017, it’s definitely one of the most interesting.

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