Filmmakers, I am begging you to stop making “lone gunman/shadowy assassin has to kill 300 people in a single night as they uncover who betrayed them” movies.

  1. The deluge of assassin movies continues apace. Of the recent ones which spring to mind (Ava; Gunpowder Milkshake; John Wick III; Extraction; Nobody; I’m forgetting at least two), Kate is near the top of the list because I’m a sucker for Japanese pop/rock/hip-hop and this soundtrack is loaded.
  2. Mary Elizabeth Winstead has this great sarcastic jock energy that she brings to most roles (really, everything other than Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)).
  3. The kid Ani (Miku Patricia Martineau) gave a great performance, even though it was a little too pat how quickly she joined Kate.
  4. Every time I see a famous old man in one of these direct-to-streaming action movies, I think about that piece on “Geezer Teasers” and I wonder how much money they made for what was likely two days of work. Woody Harrelson is Kate’s geezer, with extremely short scenes in a van, a high-rise apartment, in and just outside a car, and in another apartment. His total screen time is probably five minutes and he is second-billed.
  5. The movie is 106 minutes but moves at a good pace. I get bored and a little disgusted with the post-John Wick, post-Atomic Blonde, post-Raid: Redemption overly choreographed murder fights, but Kate at least utilizes interesting locations and props for the most part.