Watched Atomic Blonde (2017) from letterboxd.com
An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

I think this is a bit under-rated. On first viewing, the plot seems a bit too complicated. You spend a little too much time trying to figure it out and miss what is right in front of your eyes. There’s quality visuals, amazing stunt work and a great soundtrack that’s well used, not just chucked on.

By and large the players are very solid. My biggest criticism would only be that McAvoy and Toby Jones are not exactly stretching themselves. Sofia Boutella plays her tiny part fantastically.

Fortunately, though, the plot is over-explained at the end, so you don’t really need to pay that much attention. However, with a bit more guile in the application and quite a lot less John Wick gunplay, this would actually be a very passable espionage tale.

Still, there is something that holds it back from being excellent. Just not really sure what it is.

★★★★

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