Sep 2, 2021
A delightfully swift film that pays no credence to past grey depictions of the Eastern Bloc. Instead, it insists that every hotel room be bathed in neon and every rain-streaked window should be smashed by a white-blonde Theron crashing through it.
Aug 10, 2021
Atomic Blonde is another movie largely defined by its cool-as-ice characters, its action-packed set-pieces, and its awesome mix tape of classic tunes readily available for iTunes download.
Jul 2, 2021
Visually it's this smash-up of Argento and Refn with the long-take swagger of Cuaron and the bottomless sleaze of Verhoeven ladled liberally over top
Mar 15, 2021
Atomic Blonde has so much kick-ass action you will be begging for studios to start working on a sequel.
Feb 28, 2021
A violent, arty spy flick that doesn't just open the door for Charlize Theron to create an effective spy franchise; it kicks it off its hinges.
Dec 12, 2020
Atomic Blonde may be a throwback to the Cold War but let's hope it's the future of action cinema.
Dec 5, 2020
The stunts may look convincing and heavy-hitting, but the violence is severe and mean-spirited; there's little fun to be found in the gritty way the mayhem is portrayed.
Nov 5, 2020
Not a perfect spy flick, but I'd be up for more Atomic Blonde movies.
Sep 25, 2020
Atomic Blonde skates by on its moments of intensity; just don't expect to be quite so titillated in the moments between the punches and gunfire.
Aug 26, 2020
But the film's strong emphasis on the fight scenes and its creative use of music means the plot doesn't get the necessary reinforcement it boldly deserves.
Jul 1, 2020
When "Atomic Blonde" hits, it hits with ferocity, driving home that Charlize Theron should be the biggest action star in the world and David Leitch has action chops for days.
Jun 29, 2020
Atomic Blonde falls squarely in the middle between James Bond and John Wick, bringing the exciting spy chase of the former while upping the violence level, but not quite reaching that of the latter.
May 12, 2020
There's no getting around that a great deal of this movie is tedious and predictable.
Apr 17, 2020
The badass that is this film is reminiscent not only of John Wick in terms of fights and even color patterns at times, it also reminds of a bit of James Bond mixed with Salt ...
Apr 15, 2020
It all rests on Theron being a kind of female James Bond. But it's not even a good Bond-type film - the plot is too flimsy for it to work.
Mar 25, 2020
Atomic Blonde is a cool, slick little movie whose only real sin was coming close enough to greatness that all of its shortcomings are highlighted ... in neon lights.