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Kate Movie 2021 Review

Kate movie 2021 is an American new action thriller film. The film is rated R and It is an hour and 46 minutes.

Today We are going to go through Netflix’s new R-rated action film Kate. Staring the always dependable Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

We’ve had a lot of female lead action films as of late which I personally love but is this film able to Stand out among the pack and do something different.

Let’s know that…

Kate Movie Review

Kate movie is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan and written by Umair Aleem. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Miku Martineau, Woody Harrelson, Michiel Huisman, and Tadanobu Asano.

After she’s poisoned, a ruthless criminal operative has less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies, and in the process forms an unexpected bond with the daughter of her past victims.

So in just the last couple of months, we have had a slew of female assassin movies like Gunpowder Milkshake, Jolt, and The Protege.

And Kate has many of the same attributes and story arcs of these films. Befriending the child of a former victim having to shock yourself with something to keep going neon lit backdrops and, above all else, trying to replicate the fight choreography of the John Wick films.

And while all of these films varied in quality, I don’t believe that they were able to mirror the sheer adrenaline rush that the Keanu Reeves-led movies were able to pull off until now.

Kate movie follows an assassin in Japan who, upon having to murder a man in front of his daughter, decides to throw in the towel and try to start a new life for herself.

During one night of debauchery, she is poisoned and discovers that she has one more day to live.

Kate fights her way through gangs of men to get revenge and try to find an antidote. But when she has to enlist, the young girl whose father she killed nearly a year ago, her priorities are completely altered.

I’m going to be outright here and say that I had absolutely no expectations for Kate. This looked like a carbon copy of so many action flicks that have come before it. But I still enjoy this genre. And sometimes a movie comes around that can surprise you.

And while the first half-hour or so of this movie failed to convince me that it was doing anything fresh or new, which includes a disastrous CGI Redon car chase, all of a sudden Kate becomes a different beast.

The fight, choreography, gunplay, and camerawork here are absolutely top-notch. There are three fight sequences in this movie that left my jaw on the floor for how captivating and brutal they were.

I do believe that Kate operates on a far superior level action-wise than the films I’ve previously talked about. But none of this would have worked without the right leading lady.

And Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who I think is one of the most underrated and underutilized performers working today, is astonishing, as Kate.

She gives this role for all in an extremely physical performance but is also able to give this character Hart as well.

Winstead is almost animalistic in her fight scenes and makes this movie worth watching for her involvement, as well.

As the movie progresses, she becomes so bloodied and bruised that she is almost unrecognizable. But never once did I want to take my eyes off of her.

Her relationship with Young Ani also felt so much more authentic than the one between Sam and Emily in Netflix’s Gunpowder Milkshake.

The story progresses in a way that I was not expecting. And although debut actress Miku Martineau does struggle with some of her line delivery, her chemistry with Winstead is absolutely believable. And as the credits roll, you are fully invested with their connection with one another.

One last thing to mention that makes Kate movie so unique is that it takes place in Tokyo. The Japanese setting becomes a character all of its own and really makes the film stand out above the rest. You can’t help but be invigorated by the eye candy of this location.

I do think that Kate might get lambasted by critics because of its formulaic storytelling. But I also hope that audiences give it a shot.

The action sequences are so beautifully and artistically filmed. The energy of the movie is like a shot of adrenaline. And Mary Elizabeth Winstead proves exactly why she should be an action superstar. Just turn off your brain and enjoy the ride.

So I am going to give Kate movie 2021 a C.

Kate Movie Review

Although Kate has a very familiar story and starts off a bit rocky, this stunning and brutal action sequence, along with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, is fully committed to performance. might make it one of the best action films of the year so far.

Guys thank you so much as always for reading the review of Kate 2021 movie. See you next time.

Kate Movie Trailer

Check out the trailer of the new Action, Adventure thriller film, Kate 2021.


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