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Atomic Blonde (2017)

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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.

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David Leitch

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Kurt Johnstad (screenplay by), Antony Johnston (based on the Oni Press graphic novel series "The Coldest City" written by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlize Theron ... Lorraine Broughton
James McAvoy ... David Percival
Eddie Marsan ... Spyglass
John Goodman ... Emmett Kurzfeld
Toby Jones ... Eric Gray
James Faulkner ... Chief 'C'
Roland Møller ... Aleksander Bremovych (as Roland Moller)
Sofia Boutella ... Delphine Lasalle
Bill Skarsgård ... Merkel
Sam Hargrave ... James Gasciogne
Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson ... Yuri Bakhtin (as Jóhannes Jóhannesson)
Til Schweiger ... Watchmaker
Barbara Sukowa ... Coroner
Attila C. Arpa ... East German Guard #1 (as Attila Arpa)
Martin Angerbauer ... East German Guard #2
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Storyline

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) 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 (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. Written by Focus Features

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Talents can be overrated.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of strong violence, language throughout, and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Germany | Sweden | USA | Hungary

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English | German | Russian | Swedish

Release Date:

28 July 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Coldest City See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,286,420, 30 July 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$51,573,925, 28 September 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,658,045, 20 August 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

At the end of the car fight scene, when James McAvoy (David Percival) retrieves Charlize Theron's red high heel, for a moment you can see the Christian Dior label on the inside. Charlize has been the face of Christian Dior's J'adore Perfume since 2004. See more »

Goofs

Lorraine arrives at Tempelhof airport in 1989 on a Pan Am flight. That would be impossible, as Pan Am (and other major carriers) moved operations to Otto Lilienthal Airport (Tegel) in 1975. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ronald Reagan: East and West do not mistrust each other because we're armed. We're armed because we mistrust each other. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.
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Crazy Credits

There is a credit for "Best Camera Trainee Ever." See more »

Alternate Versions

The lesbian scenes were cut from the Arab version release. See more »

Connections

Featured in Atomic Blonde: Blondes Have More Gun (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

99 Luftballons
Written by Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen (as Joern Fahrenkrog-Petersen) and Karlo Carges (as Carlo Karges)
Performed by Nena
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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IMDb Schills are at it again!
13 October 2017 | by greginess7878-1See all my reviews

Okay, so I just got done watching this film. I usually don't make it a habit to leave reviews on here, but what motivated me this time was the result of reading a slew of suspicious 'one star' negative reviews from people who have left extremely vague comments.

I found it very odd (to say the least) that on all of these so-called one-star negative reviews, nobody bothered to write any specific information concerning the plot of the reason for the negative reviews on these critiques, but merely just wrote generic insults such as 'this was a waste of time', or 'two hours I can't get back', etc. what's even odder, the vast majority of said reviewers have only been IMDb members for about a month. Funny, that! Now, I'm not saying that 'Atomic Blonde' is on par with Citizen Cane, but it was written well enough, had a lot of tense action-packed moments to keep one interested throughout, and in addition to this...had a lot of twists and turns to the plot to make the story very engaging! Any review on IMDb that tries to malign the film without providing specific enough examples that actually proves that the writer of said review actually saw the film should automatically raise red flags. So what was it this time? Some sort of anti-lesbian cabal who have made it a mission to lower the IMDb score as much as they can in order to preserve the traditional family ideals? Seriously, this is getting to be a joke! So for those out there who want a genuine review from someone who actually saw this... I think that this film is a breath of fresh air. This is one of those rare films that had truly mastered the art of suspense. Not only that, but it was so well written, that the end reveal of the true antagonist packed that final unexpected blow that I very rarely get from the plethora of predicable plots that are floating around out there.

So to all of you mysterious 'anti-Atomic Blonde' crusaders/Facebook group/posse out there: chill out! Just have faith in the fact that there are intelligent people out here in the world that can make up their own mind when it comes to film critique, and that don't need to be influenced by some bizarre propaganda from people who have never even watched this movie. Life is to short to waste it in trying to pursue some bizarre hatred crusade.


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