Do you rank Charlize Theron near the top of your list of current action-movie icons? Because if you don’t, you list is incomplete, or flat-out broken. The 44-year-old star of Bombshell, Tully, Monster and Reindeer Games also has been stockpiling killer action roles on her resume, from Atomic Blonde to Mad Max: Fury Road. Add the new Netflix film The Old Guard to the roster, and get ready to stream it on July 10.
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Old Guard follows a team of immortal warriors (led by Charlize Theron) who take on planet-saving missions because of their unique abilities to sustain lethal threats. While on a particularly twisty mission, the team learns of a new immortal (KiKi Layne), and decide to train her as a mercenary before the bad guys prevail.
Our own Eric Eisenberg reviewed The Old Guard for CinemaBlend and said:
IndieWire’s Kate Erbland praises the movie’s unique point-of-view and strong use of plot twists, writing:
And Joshua Yehl of IGN writes about the movie’s strong character work, saying the movie succeeds despite a handful of shortcomings:
But Vanity Fair sums the general consensus on The Old Guard up when it writes:
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