I was surprised by how much I liked this. It reminded me of Besson’s Lucy except that was all Johanssen’s film whereas Florence Pugh and David Harbour do their best to steal the show here. The de rigueur MCU action scenes are as boring and formulaic as ever but the family scenes, especially the banter, are a highlight. The humor works well to leaven the underlying atrocity of the Widow program. FF=2


(Netflix) The good news: Mary Elizabeth Winstead does a great job in the title role. The bad news: You’ve seen it all before. Think John Wick in Japan crossed with the noir classic D.O.A. MEW has the chops but needs a better script to let her reach the level of badassery she showed as Nikki Swango in Fargo season 3.