Theron doesn’t pull any punches in Cold War thriller

 

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“Atomic Blonde” gives us “Jane Bond,” a savvy, smart and sexy British Intelligence agent. In this high-paced action film, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is being interrogated by her own people to explain the murder of fellow agents in the field during the Cold War in Berlin.

 

Based on the Oni Press graphic novel series “The Coldest City,” the film is filled with mesmerizing fight scenes, car chases and plenty of sexual tension. It also stars James McAvoy and John Goodman.

 

“Atomic Blonde” is reminiscent of every “James Bond” movie ever made, but with a female lead. The difference, however, is that Broughton looks as if she’s actually been in a fight. Near the end of the film, she’s a complete mess — something you don’t see with Mr. Bond. I found that, along with surprising twists and double-crosses, to be refreshing.

To read the rest of the review as it appeared in the Friday, July 28 edition of the Daily Journal, go HERE

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