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The 355

  • Action
  • Thriller
  • 2020
  • Simon Kinberg
  • 123 mins
  • 12A

Summary

When a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, a wild card CIA agent joins forces with three international agents on a lethal mission to retrieve it, while staying a step ahead of a mysterious woman who's tracking their every move.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Jessica Chastain reunites with director Simon Kinberg (Dark Phoenix) for this entertaining espionage thriller, which is titled after a female spy who operated during the American War of Independence. When a covert operation to recover a top-secret weapon goes awry, CIA agent Mason "Mace" Brown (Chastain) begrudgingly teams up with rival German agent Marie Schmidt (Diane Kruger) to find it. Mace also enlists an old pal and ex-MI6 computer specialist (Lupita Nyong'o) and a Colombian psychologist (Penélope Cruz) to secure the weapon before it can be used, but a mysterious figure hampers their efforts. Kruger is a natural action star who is totally believable in the stunt sequences, despite some rather bumpy editing, and Cruz brings wide-eyed humour and heart to her role. The film just about avoids female empowerment clichés to deliver as an enjoyably gritty and glamorous actioner.

Credits

Cast

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Mason "Mace" BrowneJessica Chastain
Marie SchmidtDiane Kruger
GracielaPenélope Cruz
KhadijahLupita Nyong'o
Nick FowlerSebastian Stan
Lin Mi ShengFan Bingbing

Crew

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DirectorSimon Kinberg

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2022-01-07
Languages
English | Arabic | German | French | Spanish | Chinese
Guidance
violence, swearing
Formats
Colour
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