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Kate (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Mary Elizabeth Winstead does reliably gripping work in the title role, but Kate is disappointingly derivative of numerous other female assassin films.

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Meticulous and preternaturally skilled, Kate is the perfect specimen of a finely tuned assassin at the height of her game. But when she uncharacteristically blows an assignment targeting a member of the yakuza in Tokyo, she quickly discovers she's been poisoned, a brutally slow execution that gives her less than 24 hours to exact revenge on her killers. As her body swiftly deteriorates, Kate forms an unlikely bond with the teenage daughter of one of her past victims. Starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Woody Harrelson, and directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Kate follows a burned assassin's furious pursuit of one last self-appointed job.

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Critic Reviews for Kate

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (23)

A fun, fast-paced actioner

September 27, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan makes great use of the Japanese setting and of newcomer Miku Patricia Martineau, who becomes Kate's unlikely local sidekick, but he might have done more with Woody Harrelson.

September 17, 2021 | Full Review…

Kate gestures at being different, something fresh and subversive, but at the end of the day, it's just reheating old clichés.

September 15, 2021 | Full Review…
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Look, we get it, people are looking for new stuff to watch, mindless escapism included. Still, in terms of any sort of inspiration or originality, "Kate," the movie, is every bit as D.O.A. as Kate, the character.

September 13, 2021 | Full Review…
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The violence isn't quite ultra, but at least it adds some excitement to the otherwise lackluster script. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a legit action star wasted by Netflix's Kate.

September 11, 2021 | Rating: 60/100 | Full Review…

Its tired story and flat characterisations mean you're just counting minutes until the next shoot-out or sword fight.

September 11, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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