Ava (Jessica Chastain) is an Assassin working for a Black Ops organization called The Company headed by Simon (Colin Farrell). Ava likes to ask her marks if they know what they did and deserve to die because of it, and this rankles Simon who feels she is a liability and wants her dead. Ava's Handler, Duke (John Malkovich), does his best to protect Ava and wants Simon to rescind the Kill Order.
This is a little different Assassin story as we see some Soap Opera stuff thrown in with Ava's family who she hasn't seen in 8-years. Even so you must know by now that I like Assassin movies and even some bad ones are still good enough for me. That said, this is a very good one with a mix of Soap Opera family stuff and keeping Ava alive when Simon wants Ava dead. Oh, Ava is a former Alcoholic with PTSD.
Notables: Common as Michael, Ava's ex from long ago and now engaged to Ava's sister Judy (Jess Weixler); Joan Chen as Tony who runs a gambling operation and Michael is on the hook to her for $80,000 and Ava will try to get him free of Tony; Geena Davis as Bobbi, Ava's mother. Diana Silvers as Camille, Simon'e wife.
As we go along we have all the confidence in Ava and she is in the class of other Assassins: Ana, The Red Sparrow, and, of course, John Wick among others. So do we miss the tension and suspense that is not in here? No, but some of the fight scenes do have us questioning who will be the victor.
I do hope that John Malkovich does more movies in any capacity. He is always more than good and deserves an Oscar just for appearing in any story, just like Woody Harrelson. Enough said.
Now at the end when we see Ava walking away and we see a girl following her and we think it may be Camille, but no, it is the girl we saw on a motorcycle who listened in to Ava and her mark in the beginning of the movie, but we never saw her again until now. So for a moment we thought there may be a sequel, but we think not. But a sequel would be welcomed anyway. (9/10)Violence: Yes.Sex: No.Nudity: No.Humor: No.Language: Yes.Rating: A