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The 355 Review

In theaters now is The 355, a spy-thriller directed by Simon Kinberg featuring an incredibly strong cast (Jessica Chastain, Lupita N'yongo, Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz, and Sebastian Stan). The trailer portrayed a fun, entertaining action-driven team-up film starring some of the best actresses working today. What we actually got...was something far more boring, and pedestrian. I'm sad to say it but, if you're looking for the blandest, most uninspired female-centric spy thriller, The 355 is just the movie for you.

After a job goes wrong, CIA agent Mace (Jessica Chastain), goes rogue in order to seek the truth of what really happened. But she'll need some help from other international agents in order to succeed...and maybe they'll even take down the patriarchy while they're at it. It's not worth getting into the details any more than that, because the plot you witness in The 355 you've seen a hundred times before in other, better thrillers. I'm convinced that anyone who watches this film, in a week's time will have no memory of anything that happened here.

On paper, this film had the potential to be good. In reality, it is a staggering misfire that is a waste of its fine cast's time and talents. It takes some real buffoonery to squander so much talent, but here we are as I sit here trying desperately to find more ways to describe how dull this movie was. Unfortunately, there's not much more to say than that because this film only inspires apathy, not passionate thought-provoking hatred. There is no more to discuss because there's simply nothing more to the film than its nothingness.

RATING: 2/10


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