As the Berlin Wall is about to fall in 1989, MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) is sent to the city to cooperate with the station chief (James McAvoy) after the murder of an agent. Former stuntman turned director David Leitch worked on John Wick (2014) and this action thriller has similar ingredients. It is an improvement though, thanks to its stylish Berlin setting, a predictable yet engaging soundtrack, well varied action (unlike the mechanic John Wick movies) and an icy but badass performance by Theron as the British spy agency’s deadliest asset. Convoluted and uneven story, but the movie always has another trick up its sleeve.
2017-U.S. 115 min. Color. Directed by David Leitch. Graphic Novel: Antony Johnston, Sam Hart (”The Coldest City”). Cast: Charlize Theron (Lorraine Broughton), James McAvoy (David Percival), Toby Jones (Gray), John Goodman, Sofia Boutella, Eddie Marsan… Bill Skarsgård, Til Schweiger.
Trivia: Co-produced by Theron.