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.
Atomic Blonde is a 2017 action thriller film directed by David Leitch and starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, and Sofia Boutella. The film is based on the graphic novel The Coldest City by Antony Johnston and Sam Hart.
Set in Berlin during the Cold War, the film follows MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) as she is sent to retrieve a list of double agents that has fallen into the wrong hands. As she navigates a web of deception and danger, she encounters a charismatic and unpredictable agent named David Percival (James McAvoy) and a beautiful French spy named Delphine Lasalle (Sofia Boutella).
Overall, Atomic Blonde is a stylish and thrilling action film with a standout performance from Charlize Theron. The film’s action sequences are expertly choreographed and executed, with the fight scenes in particular being visceral and brutal. The film’s setting in 1980s Berlin is also well-realized, with the production design and costumes adding to the film’s overall atmosphere.
However, some viewers may find the film’s plot to be convoluted and difficult to follow at times. The film also has a tendency to prioritize style over substance, with some scenes feeling gratuitous or unnecessary. Despite these flaws, Atomic Blonde is a highly entertaining action film that is sure to satisfy fans of the genre.