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Anna (2019)

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Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

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Luc Besson

Writer:

Luc Besson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Luss ... Anna
Helen Mirren ... Olga
Luke Evans ... Alex Tchenkov
Cillian Murphy ... Lenny Miller
Lera Abova ... Maud
Alexander Petrov ... Piotr
Nikita Pavlenko ... Vlad
Anna Krippa ... Nika
Aleksey Maslodudov ... Jimmy
Eric Godon ... Vassiliev
Ivan Franek ... Mossan
Jean-Baptiste Puech Jean-Baptiste Puech ... Samy
Adrian Can ... John
Alison Wheeler Alison Wheeler ... Dorothée
Andrew Howard ... Oleg
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Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.

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Taglines:

Never Make the Weapon the Target

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, language, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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France | USA

Language:

English | Russian | French

Release Date:

21 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,600,647, 23 June 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,547,489, 18 July 2019
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

KGB building where car is waiting for Anna during climax scene is actually Chemical Department of Moscow State University. The main building (tower) of the university is briefly visible. See more »

Goofs

There are numerous instances where the technology on display (laptops, hard drives, flash drives, internet, etc.) exists far earlier than the year, even decade, being depicted. See more »

Quotes

Anna: [climbing into bed with her soon-to-be lover] It's only for tonight.
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The female John Wick!
24 June 2019 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

After reading some of the negative reviews, I wasn't expecting much, but wow was I pleasantly surprised!

I get why many reviewers didn't like the timeline jumps, and I didn't at first either, but looking back, there really wasn't any other way to tell the story with it's pleasant twists, without confusing the viewer. But to give this film all the 1's and 2's for that is just dumb and amateur critiquing.

Then saying Sasha Luss couldn't act... people, this was only her second (first starring role, only to her previous minor hardly-speaking role in Valerian) film role! I think she nailed it, and was more convincing in her character than most seasoned actors I've seen in recent films. And being easy on the eyes is a bonus! All cast for that matter were excellent, especially Helen Mirren, who I didn't recognize until halfway through the film.

Directing was great, fight choreography outstanding, sound/score on point, and the pacing and length perfect. The occasional comic relief was another bonus in the action packed high paced thriller.

I enjoyed this so much I'll see it again at least one more time, especially now that I know the timelines better.

This film is an honest and well deserving 9/10 from me! And if anyone questions my review as fake, click on my username and you will see my 1000+ ratings and 600+ reviews, and while you're at it, read my profile to learn how to review a film.

Now to patiently wait for a Part 2, or even better, a team up with John Wick - Assassins Chapter!


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