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The Old Guard (2020)



Critic Consensus: The Old Guard is occasionally restricted by genre conventions, but director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings a sophisticated vision to the superhero genre - and some knockout action sequences led by Charlize Theron.

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Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when the team is recruited to take on an emergency mission and their extraordinary abilities are suddenly exposed, it's up to Andy and Nile (Kiki Layne), the newest soldier to join their ranks, to help the group eliminate the threat of those who seek to replicate and monetize their power by any means necessary. . Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Greg Rucka and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (LOVE & BASKETBALL, BEYOND THE LIGHTS), THE OLD GUARD is a gritty, grounded, action-packed story that shows living forever is harder than it looks.


Charlize Theron
as Andromache of Scythia, Andy
KiKi Layne
as Nile Freeman
Marwan Kenzari
as Joe, Yusuf Al-Kaysani
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All Critics (250) | Top Critics (38)

It's a film that's rewarding to spend time with, with a substance-over-style approach that's entirely commendable, and all too rare in films of this type.

November 22, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Charlize Theron is terrific in this hugely imaginative, bone-snappingly violent action-fantasy.

July 20, 2020 | Full Review…

If sequels are made with the same equal mix of character-based narrative and kick-ass action, then The Old Guard could represent the next franchise to become excited about.

July 15, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In drawing our attention to who these characters are as opposed to leaning upon the awe-inspiring moves they can pull off, the movie opts to be rich with emotional resonance as opposed to lousy with quips and explosions.

July 14, 2020 | Full Review…

There's an indescribable affection for and among the characters in Prince-Bythewood's films that never feels contrived, and here it imbues even an action-packed tale with very real sincerity.

July 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Prince-Bythewood and Rucka inject much-needed energy to the action genre with the movie's diverse cast, its voluminous story, and its clear-cut fight scenes.

July 13, 2020 | Full Review…

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