What do Mark Wahlberg, Jennifer Garner, Bruce Willis and Colin Farrell all have in common? In the last few weeks, their action-thrillers, have all made it to the top five of Netflix’s most popular movie list.
The latest film to make the cut is Farrell’s drama-thriller Ava, which has made its way to the number three spot right behind Willis’s Marauders. Although the movie didn’t get stellar reviews from critics—we’re talking a solid 19 percent on Rotten Tomatoes—we enjoyed it for its action-packed plot and star-studded cast.
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To summarize, Ava tells the story of an elite assassin wrestling with doubts about her work. She scrambles to protect herself (and her estranged family) after a hit goes dangerously wrong.
The film’s official synopsis reads, “Ava is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a high profile job goes horribly wrong, Ava's career takes a bad turn. With a botched hit (as well as a track record for talking to her targets before killing them), Ava is told to take a hiatus until the heat blows over, but secretly the head of the organization, Simon, has ordered a hit on her to ensure nothing traces back to the company.” Yikes.
Directed by Tate Taylor and written by Matthew Newton, the 2020 film also stars Jessica Chastain (Molly’s Game), John Malkovich (Billions), Common (Suicide Squad), Geena Davis (A League of Their Own), Jess Weixler (The Good Wife) and Ioan Gruffudd (Titanic).
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