Movie Review: Kate

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By Winnie Makena | 4 months ago
Netflix movie 'Kate'. (Courtesy)

Cast: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Michiel Huisman, Woody Harrelson, Tadanobu Asano, Elysia Rotaru, Miyavi.

Directed by: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.

Genre: Action, Adventure.

Rating: 5/10

Meticulous and preternaturally skilled, Kate is the perfect specimen of a finely tuned assassin at the height of her game. But when she uncharacteristically blows an assignment targeting a member of the yakuza in Tokyo, she quickly discovers she’s been poisoned, a brutally slow execution that gives her less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her killers. As her body swiftly deteriorates, Kate forms an unlikely bond with the teenage daughter of one of her past victims. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson, and directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Kate follows a burned assassin’s furious pursuit of one last self-appointed job.

Thumbs up:

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a great action hero, as legitimate an action hero as Bruce Willis or Keanu Reeves. The soundtrack for the film is also nice especially the various genres of Jpop. The backdrop of Japan was so well done you feel like you are in actual Osaka.

Thumbs down:

Unfortunately, the violence fantasy about assassins are way too many. We are talking 1. Villanelle - Killing Eve, 2. Black Widow - Avengers series, 3. Nikita Mears - Nikita, 4. Evelyn Salt - Salt, 5. Selene - Underworld 6. Arya Stark - GOT 7. Jane Smith - Mr. & MRs. Smith...and the list goes on and on to Kate. It is not something you haven’t already seen just with different characters.


A ‘female John Wick’ movie that is surprisingly still enjoyable.

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