Atomic Blonde

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Star­ring Char­l­ize Theron, James McAvoy. Direc­tor David Leitch. An adrenalin-filled ac­tion piece played out against the back­drop of chang­ing al­liances on the eve of the col­lapse of the Ber­lin Wall. Char­l­ize Theron is dressed to thrill and kill in the role of Bri­tish spy Lor­raine Broughton, an ac­tion hero who ri­vals the likes of Ja­son Bourne and James Bond – but seems to have a lot more fun – even if her def­i­ni­tion of chill­ing out con­sists of a cold bath filled with ice cubes. James McAvoy does a nice job as the some­what crazy Ber­lin sta­tion chief David Per­ci­val but this is Theron’s film from the first punch to the last kick. In­sight­ful and clever, it would have been a good film with­out Theron, but with her it’s a great one.

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