At a girls' school in Virginia during the Civil War, where the young women have been sheltered from the outside world, a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Soon, the house is taken over with sexual tension, rivalries, and an unexpected turn of events.
A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.
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
OK, so I'm over in Cine Europe and just seen this movie. It's awesome. I'm a dude who simply put, likes a good action movie. Whilst this film is not an all time classic (hence the 9 rather than 10) or about to win an Oscar for the most heart felt 'put me to sleep' sort of movie; it excels in every other way.
The action was non stop and simply brutal at times; on a few occasions throughout this movie I said the word 'ouch'... Charlize truly kicked butt in this film (And her performance truly surprised me). I also loved the cinematography - it has a different feel to everything else out there but in a really refreshing way.
So, if you're kind of person who could easily watch John Wick and would find the idea of watching la la land etc = death; watch this film!!!
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