Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde

DVD - 2017
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The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.
Publisher: [Universal City, California] : Focus Features, [2017]
Edition: DVD widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda

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tj_is_cool
Feb 12, 2018

Fight scenes are not as slick as 'John Wicked' but they are still impressive. Better than the graphic novel. Quite entertaining.

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lukasevansherman
Feb 11, 2018

We all need those Friday night movies after a hard week of work. You know, the ones that don't demand too much and give you want you want. "Atomic Blonde" is a pretty good Friday night movie. Set at the end of Cold War in Berlin, it's part espionage thriller and part kick ass action movie. Charlize Theron is a British agent trying to get a high value target out of East Berlin, but nothing can be easy, right? The director also did "John Wick" and it has a very similar feel, especially in the excellent fight scenes, which combine hand to hand combat with close quarters gun play. The 80s setting allows for a lot of great, if obvious, pop songs. Co-starring James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones, and Sofia Boutella.

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ScorchingSun
Feb 04, 2018

Our heroine is depressed about her sordid past, despondent about her current dilemmas, mopey about her looming future.
Likely she gets some emotional relief by beating the pulp and juices out of her slimy opponents.
But most of the good parts are revealed in the movie trailer. The rest of the film is humdrum.

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booksmile
Feb 03, 2018

So slick, good sound and visual design, believable fight sequences, and super cool. And yay for a bisexual female action lead!!!

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hammer59
Jan 30, 2018

Off the charts GOOD! Tough, action packed and CT still rocks the damn screen to the core. Fasten yer seatbelts and enjoy one wild ride!

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davidcarrascojr
Jan 21, 2018

Not a fan. The story was boring, best skip this one.

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Ianandson
Jan 19, 2018

This is quite literally Charlize Theron's version of John Wick (makes sense because it's the same guys who made John Wick). I was expecting a bit more to be honest. Maybe a different style or something. It just reminded me of JW stylistically way too much. Lots of action, somewhat weak plot, but I love Theron and Keanu. Take it as you will.

Ashlee_M Jan 18, 2018

I enjoyed this action packed movie from start to finish!

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danomcd
Jan 18, 2018

I thought this movie was surprisingly good. The inter-play between Charlize Theron and James McAvoy was excellent and both of them played their characters incredibly well. I also found the "damage" that Charlize Theron and her portrayal of it almost made you wince in sympathy for her character. The subtle indications like her taking baths in icy water to help with all of her bruising was very vivid. This movie is not a "Fast and Furious" style movie but it is also not a "deep thinking spy movie" - it is somewhere in between but definitely enjoyable!

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chrislife
Jan 13, 2018

I watched this movie in the theater and it was entertaining. The soundtrack was decent if a bit too much at times. I read the comments, many people were not happy with the storyline, it wasn't easy to follow for some, well I thought that wasn't the low point. More, it was where the story twists that were flat in places, so many that it became a bit boring. Not a bad movie overall, good action scenes, let's just hope it doesn't become a "Bourne" franchise.

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jimg2000
Nov 30, 2017

Gone fxcking feral. Berlin is the Wild West. If that bloody wall comes crashing down, we don't want to be under it. If the Russians get that list, we're all buggered sideways.
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If it'd make you more comfortable, I could stand behind the mirror with everybody else. But it's a little crowded back there.

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We were just going over your file. I see your Russian is excellent. An expert in escape and evasion. Proficient in intelligence collection and hand-to-hand combat. It's an impressive set of skills. Knowing the Reds as I do, she'll need to use every damn one of them.

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jimg2000
Nov 30, 2017

It's an atomic bomb of information that could extend the Cold War for another 40 years.
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Without that list, why shouldn't I take you outside and shoot you in the fxcking head?
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You know those movies where the picture just starts to slow down... and melt? Then catch fire?Well... that's Berlin.
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You know, I've been in Berlin a long time, and I think I know every doorman of every decent shithouse, borderline decent flophouse both sides of the wall.
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It's like walking a tightrope or playing the bagpipes. You can either do it or you can't.

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You expose this bastard, Satchel, and we'll hang him for treason. You might find yourself taking tea at Buckingham Palace.
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Your library includes Larry Flynt?
-Champion of free speech.

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jimg2000
Nov 30, 2017

This whole hungover, show-up-late, don't-know-which-way-is-up act, I'm not buying it. I trust you about as far as I can throw you.
-"It's a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver."
Niccolo Machiavelli.
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David Hasselhoff's in town.
-Lucky us. Berlin is truly doomed.
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East Berliners stormed the West German embassies in Czechoslovakia earlier this week, as the Czech government has begun to wave the refugees through checkpoints with few questions. One has to ask how long the East Berlin government can hold on...
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Oh, he tells me tears are something to hide
-And something to fear...

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jimg2000
Nov 30, 2017

That's quite a view. 70 miles of barbed wire, 310 guard towers, 65 anti-vehicle trenches, 40,000 Soviet-trained, heavily armed frontier troops. All that, and 5,000 GDR citizens still had the brass balls to escape.
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Look at all these hedonists. It's like a beautiful woman gone wrong.
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We've been in the trenches long enough to know that at times like this Berlin has its own set of rules. I can give you information that will keep the balance. Now, are you in or out?
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You smell like a Stasi officer. Shave off that moustache. Use that soap and cologne. It's from the West. You can't take anything from the East.

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jimg2000
Nov 30, 2017

It should have been easy. The plan was sound. Whatever went wrong did so because someone wanted it to.
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You know, a beautiful Italian girl once said to me, "David... you can't unfxck what's been fxcked."

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It is the moment. Berliners have waited 28 years for. Even the East Germans seem exhilarated. A symbolic breach in the structure that cost hundreds of lives and separated friends, families and lovers for decades.
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To win, first you have to know whose side you're on.
- In our line of work, that's right up there with black holes or "to be or not to be." You fight the good fight, and then one day you wake up and you realize that all you were was Satan's little helper.

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jimg2000
Nov 30, 2017

So, what have I learned after all this time? After all the sleepless nights, lying to friends, lovers, myself? Playing this crooked game in this crooked town filled with backstabbers and four-faced liars? I'll tell you what I've learned. One thing and one thing only. I fxcking love Berlin!
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Truth and lies. People like us don't know the difference.
-No, we know the difference, David. We choose to ignore it.
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This was never about stopping the war. It was about saving your ass. You couldn't bear the embarrassment of the sins that we committed in the Cold War. And I was stupid enough to give my life for it.
-Yes, well, that's your job, isn't it?
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We're choosing to bury this one, Broughton. Your mission never took place. This conversation... never happened.

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klockwerk
Feb 08, 2018

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Sexual Content: Nudity. Sex scene between two women.

Violence: Tons of violence. Some of it rather extreme.

Coarse Language: Oh, yeah. Lots of nasty language.

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