Killer Queen

In this high-octane, action-packed spy thriller, Charlize Theron pulverises half of Eastern Europe trying to complete her mission.

Article Published on 07.08.2017

Oscar winner, character actor, most beautiful woman in the world – Charlize Theron has been called many things. With Atomic Blonde, she can add "rampaging-international-super-spy" to the list.

Based on the Cold War-set graphic novel The Coldest City, Atomic Blonde sees Theron star as Lorraine Broughton, an MI6 spy dispatched to Germany on the eve of the Berlin Wall’s collapse. Her mission: track down those responsible for assassinating undercover western agents. Between partnering with "feral" Berlin station chief Percival (James McAvoy) and passionate encounters with French operative Delphine (Sofia Boutella), Broughton begins decimating enemy safe houses searching for the truth.

Director David Leitch delivers a tone similar to his work on 2014’s John Wick, but turned up to 11. Every punch reverberates through the screen, every bullet fired with deadly intent – furious, neon-soaked, and hyper-real, with long handheld shots and choreography that make Bourne look almost child-friendly.

After an Academy Award-winning physical transformation for Monster, Theron has had supporting roles in a range of action vehicles. But after her recent movie-stealing turn as Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road, Theron in this action lead is guaranteed to be a brutal spectacle.

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