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Atomic Blonde

Directed by David Leitch
Produced by Charlize Theron, Eric Gitter, A.J. Dix, Beth Kono, Kelly McCormick, and Peter Schwerin
Screenplay by Kurt Johnstad Based based on the graphic novel series by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart
With: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, Sofia Boutella, John Goodman, Toby Jones, Daniel Bernhardt, Eddie Marsan, Roland Møller, and James Faulkner
Cinematography: Jonathan Sela
Editing: Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir
Music: Tyler Bates
Runtime: 115 min
Release Date: 28 July 2017
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Color: Color
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Theron's a great action hero but, unlike Fury Road, there’s no character here—just cliché. Action sequences not as impressive as 1st John Wick movie, but one terrifically staged fight is worth the price of admission. The ugly computerized visuals and overt color grading don't evoke the ‘80s at all. La Femme Nikita this ain’t.