James Milstead’s review published on Letterboxd:
ATOMIC BLONDE (15)
D: David Leitch
Focus Features/87 Eleven/Denver & Delilah/Closed On Mondays (Charlize Theron, Beth Kono, A.J. Dix, Kelly McCormick, Eric Gitter & Peter Schwerin)
USA 🇺🇸 2017
W: Kurt Johnstad [based on the graphic novel "The Coldest City" by Antony Johnston & Sam Hart]
DP: Jonathan Sela
Ed: Elisabet Ronaldsdottir
Mus: Tyler Bates
Charlize Theron (Lorraine Broughton), James McAvoy (David Percival), John Goodman (Emmett Kurzfeld), Eddie Marsan (Spyglass), Til Schweiger (Watchmaker), Toby Jones (Eric Gray), Sofia Boutella (Delphine Lasalle)
Set in Cold War Germany in the days leading up to the collapse of the Berlin Wall, an MI6 spy investigates the death of another agent so a top secret list of double agents working behind enemy lines can be retrieved.
Bond with a female twist, the action scenes are very well choreographed and the cinematography throughout is glorious, capturing the neon-tinted 80's with style. The cast don't disappoint and the soundtrack is brimful with classic 80's electronica.
Unfortunately, the pacing and non-linear narrative drag, but it still makes for a decent action movie with a badass protagonist expertly portrayed by Charlize Theron.