Atomic Blonde (2017) Movie Review

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Atomic Blonde (2017)

2017 | R | Thriller, Action, Mystery
115 minutes / 1h 55min

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Atomic Blonde Plot Synopsis:

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.

Atomic Blonde (2017) Review

Atomic Blonde (2017) is a 1h 55 min American mystery action thriller film that was shot in Hungary; Germany and UK. Atomic Blonde had an estimated budget of $30,000,000 and was based on Antony Johnston‘s graphic 2012 novel titled, The Coldest City. Director David Leitch (Deadpool 2 (2018), Deadpool: No Good Deed (2017), John Wick (2014) - uncredited) did a fabulous job executing this movie when most of his experience is from being a stuntman. David has been an incredible action stuntman for about 20 years and had 82 credits as a stuntman.

Atomic Blonde revolves around Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron - Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Monster (2003), Prometheus (2012), Hancock (2008)) cleaning up the streets with bad guys in the late 1980s in Germany. Lorraine Broughton is agent MI6 that was sent to retrieve a report after the Berlin Wall was on the about to being taken down. The Eastern and Western side of Germany is panicking because the wrong people got their hands on a list of spies and government agencies in countries all over the could have a total breakdown.

Lorraine’s only contact is her ground station chief, David Percival (James McAvoy - X-Men: First Class (2011), Wanted (2008), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)) who appears to be up to no good the majority of the time. Lorraine cannot trust anyone while on this mission except herself and plans on taking out anyone who get in her way of getting the report.

It was incredible watching Charlize Theron displaying her talent as she kicks guys butts twice her size, but her expressions fit each hits, bullet and or whatever else she encounters. All of the other actors gave us great performances. I applaud the choreographer for giving us excellent action sequences that were a spectacular feast for the eyes. There is not much to say about the script as it was kind of loose/thin. The action scenes were brutal. I recommend all action fans to watch Atomic Blonde at your earliest convenience because it contains some of the best action scenes I have seen in a long time.

  • Atomic Blonde Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 8
  • Overall Score: 7.31
  • IMDB: 6.7
  • MetaCritic: 6.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 7.8

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About Atomic Blonde 2017

Title: Atomic Blonde
Year: 2017
Runtime: 115 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Thriller, Action, Mystery
Score: 4 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.65/5 stars from 151,858 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 151,858
MPAA Rating: R
Atomic Blonde Cast Starring: John Goodman, Charlize Theron, Daniel Bernhardt, Toby Jones, James McAvoy, Eddie Marsan, James Faulkner, Sofia Boutella, Ronald Reagan, Cale Schultz, Declan Hannigan, Barbara Sukowa, Kurt Loder, Attila Árpa, Attila C. Arpa, Bill Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, Matt Lindquist, Greg Rementer, Roland Møller, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Daniel Hargrave, Martin Angerbauer, Lili Gesler, Til Schweiger, Sara Natasa Szonda, Balazs Lengyel, Sam Hargrave, Roland Møller, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
Atomic Blonde Writers: Kurt Johnstad, Antony Johnston, Sam Hart
Atomic Blonde Director: David Leitch
Box Office: $51,536,935
Production: Focus Features
Language: English, German, Russian, Swedish
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA, Hungary