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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 (280) | Top Critics (57)

Given a team of highly regarded actors in Charlize Theron, Chiwetel Ejiofor and KiKi Layne, Prince-Bythewood delivers both satisfying, high-octane fights and a proper storyline to stitch them together.

January 19, 2021 | Full Review…

None of this would work without someone like Gina Prince-Bythewood behind the lens.

December 8, 2020 | Rating: 4/5

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…

The action scenes are well-choreographed, but there's no sense of spectacle and none of the takeaway you'd expect from a film like this...

August 18, 2020 | Full Review…

If you're here for the action, though, there's plenty of it. Theron is so good at martial arts now that her fight scenes are a thing of beauty.

July 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Old Guard isn't just an action film loaded with blood and guts. It also offers a scathing look at what happens when scientific pursuit blends with capitalist greed.

July 20, 2020 | Full Review…

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