Atomic Blonde is an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery. She is 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.
Theron certainly holds her own in both acting and stunt/fight sequences.
She is a gifted actress as is McAvoy, but neither can save this mess of a plot.
On the bright side, the cinematography was top rate, the action sequences very believable and the 80’s soundtrack along with neon drenched atmosphere certainly make the viewer feel they’ve slipped back a few decades into the late 80’s in East/West Berlin.
In the present day, Lorraine presents MI6 with the photographs as well as spliced audio recordings
They paint Percival as a traitor, and denies knowing the List’s current whereabouts, forcing the agency to close the case. Three days later, she meets with Bremovych in Paris, revealing herself to be Satchel. Lorraine gives him a fake List, but Bremovych admits he knows she set him up. Lorriane kills his henchmen, and before killing him reveals she was manipulating events from the very beginning. She then meets with Kurzfeld, revealing herself to be an American triple agent planted by the CIA, before returning with him to Langley.