The 355 is based on a dream team of bad ass women coming together in a globe-trotting espionage genre.
The film takes a turn when a top-secret weapon falls into mercenary hands, wild card CIA agent Mason “Mace” Brown played by Jessica Chastain joins forces with rival badass German agent Marie, played by Diane Kruger; Former MI6 ally and cutting-edge computer specialist Khadijah, played by Lupita Nyong’o, and skilled Colombian psychologist Graciela, played by Penélope Cruz on a lethal, breakneck mission to retrieve it, while also staying one-step ahead of a mysterious woman, Lin Mi Sheng played by Bingbing Fan, who is tracking their every move.
As the action takes them around the world from the cafes of Paris to the markets of Morocco to an extravagant auction house of Shanghai, these bad ass women form a type of loyalty towards each other that could help them in protecting the world or get them all killed including the ones they love.
Don’t worry, The 355 also stars some dashing men, Édgar Ramirez and Sebastian Stan who play a key part in the film. They’re pretty to look at, but don’t get your hopes up because you might end up hating them.
While the film hosts all these beautiful amazingly talented women doing some hardcore action scenes, the film does fall off a bit on the action. It almost leave you wanting more out of these kick-ass ladies. You have all these women and it almost feels like you were ripped off. The film is is good and does the job to entertain you, but there could have been more for this star-studded lineup.
If you’re up for a date night or just looking for a film to catch in theaters, this is one to see on the big screen to feel the action rush.
Genre: Espionage Thriller
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Penélope Cruz, Bingbing Fan, Diane Kruger, Lupita Nyong’o, with Édgar Ramirez and Sebastian Stan
Director: Simon Kinberg
Runtime: 2h 2m
Rating:PG-13 (Suggestive Material|Sequences of Strong Violence|Brief Strong Language)
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