Village Jam Factory - Saturday 5 August 2017, 10:30pm
Running time: 113m
Country: United States
Classification: MA15+ (Strong violence, coarse language and sex scene)
Release date: 03/08/17
Rating: 7/10 (ME 4/5, DP 3/5)
Lorraine (Charlize Theron) is an MI6 agent working undercover in the days leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. With a list of secret agents up for grabs, there’s a chase to find out who holds the key before they end up double and triple crossing each other.
Featuring killer heels and a kick-ass soundtrack, Atomic Blonde is an action / espionage / thriller with more twists and turns than a contortionist snake. The film has a great look about it, celebrating the retro style of the time but with a metallic cold edge. The stunt work is excellent and there’s a very careful bit of editing (no spoilers) with a scene cut into a single shot which raises the tension and maintains it until it becomes almost unbearable. Intense, fast and enjoyable.