Charlize Theron plays a stylish spy that heats up the Cold War era. See if our movie critic says it’s worth spying in the theaters.
KEY CAST MEMBERS: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella, James Faulkner, Bill Skarsgärd and Toby Jones
WRITER(S): Kurt Johnstad (screenplay); Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart (The Coldest City graphic novel on which the movie is based)
DIRECTOR(S): David Leitch
SO, IS IT GOOD, BAD OR ABSOLUTELY AWFUL? Let me be brief – Atomic Blonde doesn’t feature what could be that original of a story (spies … They do awful things and have to save the world – who knew? Oh that’s right, everybody) … But it delivers exactly what it needs to: A movie with a cool lead character, strong showings from its supporting players and adrenaline-induced sequences that may inspire women nationwide to enroll in some martial arts training thanks to Theron’s all-in performance.