Reviews for Ava ( ) 720p

IMDB: 5.7 / 10

I think the movie was great

Everything needed to know about Ava was in the intro of the movie. The rest of the movie was an illustration of what her files said she was in the intro. So if you haven't watched this yet, make sure you take your time to read her info in the intro before proceeding to the main story or else you will end up not enjoying the movie. To me it felt like the female version of John Wick.

Entertaining action movie

Despite the rather low average score this is quite a nice action movie, especially as there are a couple of great actors in it.

pace & rhythm sustained throughout

Really good one .

pace rhythm sustained throughout.

redolent of Nikita (1990) or more distantly Colombiana (2011) .... so Besson-adjacent not as good but ...

i do not understand the neg reviews .

believable main actress .

never seen her before.

Geena Davis is a Goddess actress.

The mother daughter talk is AWESOME best bit.

Farrell ace.

Malkovich the man with the most annoying voice in the known universe is very good here.

Scene out of Le Bourget Airport farcical for anyone who has been to Paris even once; no they do not have tall American fir forests between Le Bourget and Paris but hey.

Rhythm Beat is everything.

This film has it.

Female assassins genre still rocks.

PS: Common looks like a young Richie Havens you expect "Freedom" any minute

I don't get the hate?

I've seen a lot worse movie. I wouldn't call it bad - I enjoyed the acting. It feels like a story I've seen before, and a little messy story (too many unimportant details), and it might be more of a drama with a small but of action. A movie about a troubled woman.

It's a fine movie, i wouldn't recommend it, but I wouldn't not recommend it!Great fight scenes, okay storyline.

I don't get why people are confused? The storyline is pretty straight forward, maybe with too many side stories.

6/10 - would watch once.

I found it to be enjoyable...

Well, while the 2020 movie "Ava" does have some overly-used clichés for this particular type of movie, it actually still turned out to be a rather enjoyable and entertaining movie.

I sat down to watch the movie initially because it had John Malkovich and Colin Farrell on the cast list. And it was more than pleasing to also see the likes of Geena Davis, Ioan Gruffudd and Joan Chen make appearances in the movie. I must admit that I was especially fond of Joan Chen's character, just a shame that she didn't have more screen time. Now, I can't claim to be overly familiar with lead actress Jessica Chastain, but she really carried the movie well with her performance here.

"Ava" provides a good amount of action and character development at the same time, while it spices it up with a pinch of drama and thrills. I actually enjoyed the storyline told in this movie by writer Matthew Newton, though it definitely had some generic elements for this particular genre of movie. But it was at the same time interesting and fresh enough to actually get past those clichés.

Sure, the storyline was predictable, and there weren't actually any surprises along the way. But while the movie was as it turned out to be, I found it to actually not be any less entertaining given that factor.

You know what you are in for when you sit down to watch a movie such as "Ava" from director Tate Taylor, but something the predictable serving can be a good thing.

I enjoyed this movie, thus I am rating it a six out of ten stars.

A very nice action movie full of excitement

This is the story of a woman who kills people for money. It is hard to predict the next scene. The action and fighting scenes are well-directed. I liked the background music. I liked the movements of the camera. Jessica Chastain was awesome. Colin Farrell was very good as always. However, I know that this is only 20% of Colin's talent. He didn't have that much play in the story. In summary, if you are a fan of action movies, this will be a nice pick for you.

Michael ruined the film!

The first 30 minutes were really promising.Good action, suspenseful vibe, great acting... but as soon as one of the secondary character Michael appears, everything flops.Not only because of his insecure and awkwardly mediocre acting, which reminded me of some cheap drama or love story soap opera... but because he represents an entry point into Ava's past. A boring past which has nothing to add to the story or her character.

So if we crop off all the family stuff and stick to the action... then it could be a solid 7.In stead it is a poor 6.

Worth mentioning:Jessica Chastain and John Malkovich performances are great. Colin Farrell somehow sticks to his (good) average, but who really disappoints is Geena Davis. Her approach personally felt to me like "Let's make it clear - I'll say some words, get the money and leave."

a decent movie with a consistent plot

I do not understand some of the insensitive reviews given to this amazing movie. Either I am too superficial or that you all are misunderstanding Ava. The movie beautifully depicts the moral issues that Ava, the main character, is encountering, in choosing between what is good and evil, and she is having this wake of consciousness all over her through her contracts to kill people.Yes... I can almost hear you screaming 'clicheee'. Well to some extent you are right in that every modern action movie is adopting the same plot. But hear me out guys! The movie has none of those inspirational cringe songs which are played gloriously when the main character is beating the living heaven out of the "bad guy" (pun intended). The movie starts (kinda) with a scene of Ava quoting Solon, "Count No Man Happy Until the End Is Known". And the movie ends with the same quote too, and not in a shabby or clumsy way that many other nth rated movies are choosing to adopt.The intense emotions between Ava and her mother and their past is absolutely nothing short of delicate. So stop wreaking havoc on this movie man.Try to adopt a more artistic view when you these movies. Maybe read a book or two on history of philosophy too (Frederick Copleston is my absolute favourite!).

It's ok but.....

People on here writing reviews like they are professional well paid film critics, and not just like everyone else here, sat on the sofa or cinema chair eating crisps passing the time. Stop trying to be clever. Review it give your opinion, and move on.

Chastain proves she can nail the action hero role

Jessica Chastain can flawlessly perform the toughest roles. She takes this film from mild drama to insane action in the blink of an eye. The supporting cast is an ensemble of A+ actors. Film is really good and the poor ratings from others has zero merit.

AVA is worth your time.

The plot unfolds slowly,, am in love with chastin, whether we have seen same plot, malkovich and common bring out family value,, put in some drama and action, AVA is worth watching.

A well-made action thriller with cool fights and an impressive Jessica Chastain.

I watched it yesterday and was pleasantly impressed with the fight sequences and Jessica Chastain's performance. It was a pretty straightforward action thriller executed well. It wasn't about another assassin who wants to retire due to some trauma. It was fairly gripping and had some nice surprises on the way. There are two sides to the story: Ava's assassin life and her family life. The film balances both of them well for the entire duration. Another thing that deserves a special mention is the cinematography: it's good to see the camera not shaking too much during the fight scenes and the choreography being impressive at the same time. In short, Ava is just fun and then some. If you like raw action, give this film a watch.

Rubbish film 2/10

Just a really bad film from the fighting to the acting. you know what will happen before it dose. she cant fight at all. and the cut seens are so so bad

It is not The Long Kiss Goodbye - get over it

Jessica Chastain does an admirable job sharing screen time with some of the immortals of the last century's box office greats.

Geena Davis and John Malkovich both have a long pedigreed of making great films, but give the devils her due, they also made a lot of stinkers as well.

This movie isn't a remake of the Long Kiss Goodbye, arguably one of Davis's best movies ever. So it shouldn't be compared as such.

is there anything truly new in this film, a resounding NO, but than today their isn't a lot of brand new content out there. If it has been made by American's it likely been made in another language or country.

If you are looking for a formula film that has passed the test of time, this will fill your needs. Its got action, suspense, a back story, betrayal and reconciliation. So that's it in a nut shell.

Enjoy or don't, but there are really slim pickings out there.

Nothing new but solid entertainment

The story is not very new and actual very common. We have seen lots of films about female assassins and surely there were many that were better than this. I must say though that this new interpretation by Tate Taylor was at least quite entertaining, even if it doesnt come close to justify the great talent involved with it. First of all we have Jessica Chastain and an exciting ass kicking role. She was really good in it, giving her character quite some edge and playing it off believably. Nice turn for Chastain who usually shines and those kind of roles. In the supporting cast we have Common who is rather underused. Joan Chen who really needed a better role, she was the most comic-like and an sbsolute stereotype. Colin Farrell was okay but that role did not really require an actor of his caliber as besides some good athletics, Farrell did not really have to show anything off here. Last but certainly not leased there was John Malkovich who made the role better than on the paper so that is at least something. Generally all of them were fine enough for an action film like that. I just felt the film sometimes lost itself in its many subplots without going one clear direction. But yeah as its quite short in running, the time passes well and you won't get bored. There are also some little twists that makes it worthwhile, too.

Cool, dynamic movie, with good cast

I can't stop thinking of the amazing resemblance of Ava (Jessica Chastain) in the movie and her mother (Geena Davis). Having forgotten the actual age of Davis, I actually thought she was doing a dual role.

Well, that aside, it was a good movie. I've seen a lot more action movies that are much slower, less engaging. This one will get you drop anything else you've been doing in parallel perhaps. The cast is impressive, worthy of any major movie. The story line is not particularly inventive but it carries a few interesting twists and character developments.

I'd say - press play and enjoy!

It is not The Long Kiss Goodbye - get over it

Jessica Chastain does an admirable job sharing screen time with some of the immortals of the last century's box office greats.

Geena Davis and John Malkovich both have a long pedigreed of making great films, but give the devils her due, they also made a lot of stinkers as well.

This movie isn't a remake of the Long Kiss Goodbye, arguably one of Davis's best movies ever. So it shouldn't be compared as such.

is there anything truly new in this film, a resounding NO, but than today their isn't a lot of brand new content out there. If it has been made by American's it likely been made in another language or country.

If you are looking for a formula film that has passed the test of time, this will fill your needs. Its got action, suspense, a back story, betrayal and reconciliation. So that's it in a nut shell.

Enjoy or don't, but there are really slim pickings out there.

Lots of Starpower....No Chemisty

The acting is not bad but the characters lines and stories are weak.I was surprised to see how deep the casting roster went.Individually i like everyone in the cast but they didn't mix well together in this movie.A lot of the scenes in this movie didn't need to happen and were irrelevant to the story or plot.The fight scenes are excellent but few and far between.For a spy/assassin movie i would have liked to see more espionage and more action.Jessica Chastain played her role very well and was the best part of the movie. 5/10 from me

Some people needed a pandemic paycheck

This was a terrible movie. There's just no good points in it. The whole thing is a mess. The storyline is all over the place.

Cliché After Cliché...

Jessica Chastain plays an international hit-woman. John Malkovich is her handler. It sounds like a Luc Besson thriller in the making. It's not. This is a ludicrously hard-to-believe story with soap-opera level writing and stiff performances all around. Everyone has a haunted past... infidelities... alcoholism... gambling addiction... cliché after cliché. At no point did anyone convince me of their character. This feels like the first draft in a college freshman's scriptwriting class.