After she’s poisoned by [redacted spoiler], Kate, a ruthless criminal operative, has less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her enemies. In the process, she forms an unexpected bond with the teenage daughter of one of her past targets.
Netflix KATE Movie Review
If John Wick-style films aren’t for you, then KATE won’t be either. However, if you enjoy a good action-thriller and especially one with a female protagonist, then KATE is absolutely worth a watch.
What works with Netflix’s KATE – Movie Review
Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Kate, an expert assassin living in Japan slashing through a list of yakuza targets in Tokyo. Her only “friend” is her handler, Varrick (Woody Harrelson), who according to him, is her mother, father, best friend, and therapist.
After Kate uncharacteristically blows her latest target triggering a series of irreconcilable events that leave her poisoned and with only 24 hours to live, her new vengeance leads her to realizations she wasn’t expecting, a connection to the daughter of a former target, and ultimately realizing nothing is as it seems—nor has it ever been.
Plus, we get a Sui Ishida “Tokyo Ghoul” cameo so for some, that will make the movie 5/5 stars right there.
What doesn’t work with Netflix’s KATE – Movie Review
The plot is nothing deep and quite silly, though there are a few twists that leave you surprised. While this movie is enjoyable, 106 minutes was on the long side considering the story. It could have had a few minutes of fat cut in a couple of places and no one would have missed a few scenes that overstayed their welcome.
Action movies and martial art scenes FTW, sometimes too much is simply too much.
About KATE on Netflix
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, Miku Martineau, and Woody Harrelson, and directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Kate follows a burned assassin’s furious pursuit of one last self-appointed job.
KATE opens in select theatres and releases on Netflix on September 10, 2021.
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