Excerpt: It’s not without its problems; notably some of the plotting and double-crossing spy business is needlessly convoluted and the final scene seems unnecessary, definitely cool but unnecessary, and you’ve got yourself a fantastic new spy. I’m all in for this franchise.
Excerpt: Leitch seeks to cultivate a mood enhanced by palette, music, and punishing action unbeholden to fast cuts. He uses every tool at his disposal (actors included) to conjure a spectacle with just enough substance to succeed beyond its stellar surface.
Excerpt: Between Theron’s performance and Leitch’s vision, the Cold War has never been hotter. Slick and stylish, Atomic Blonde is escapism at its finest and more than worth a couple of hours of your attention.