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Ava (2020)

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Ava is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.


Tate Taylor


Matthew Newton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jessica Chastain ... Ava
John Malkovich ... Duke
Common ... Michael
Geena Davis ... Bobbi
Jess Weixler ... Judy
Ioan Gruffudd ... Peter
Diana Silvers ... Camille
Joan Chen ... Toni
Colin Farrell ... Simon
Efka Kvaraciejus ... Alain
Christopher J. Domig ... Gunther
Michel Muller Michel Muller ... Teddy
Dieter Riesle ... Gunther's Officer
Aramis Merlin ... Gunther's Officer
Michael Guarnera ... Lobby Bartender


Lethally beautiful and incredibly efficient in her dangerous line of work, Ava, a taciturn lone wolf and cold-blooded assassin, is starting to develop a conscience. Having beaten her alcohol and substance dependence with the help of Duke, her grizzled mentor of death and father figure, more and more, unstable Ava lets guilt get in the way of closing her "deals", attracting unwanted attention by breaking protocol. As a result, after a botched attempt to liquidate a high-profile target, Ava reunites with her estranged family after eight long years of absence, unaware that she has just signed her death warrant. Now, as Ava tries to settle old scores and reconnect with her loved ones, every killer in the business is after her. Can Ava rely on Duke to have her back? Written by Nick Riganas

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Kill. Or Be Killed.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language throughout, and brief sexual material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Several of the stars of this film played spys/assassins previously: John Malcovich (Duke): "In The Line of Fire" (1993), "Red" 1 & 2 (2010, 2013); Colin Farrell (Simon): "The Recruit" (2003) "In Brugues" (2008); Common (Mike): "Smokin Aces" (2006) "Wanted" (2008) "John Wick 2" (2017) and Geena Davis (Bobbi): "The Long Kiss Goodnight" (1996). See more »


When she picks Peter up at the airport his last name is Hamilton. When the news story is on TV in her hotel room about his death they call him Peter Hawthorne. See more »


Simon: [from the trailer] She's talking to the targets!
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After Dinner
Written by Stephen Edwards (as Homer Greencastle)
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music on behalf of Source in Sync
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User Reviews

30% Action 70% Telenovela
8 August 2020 | by carlos512See all my reviews

Ava Starts AWESOME with great international spy assassin action, though it fast lost heat, getting to the level of a soap opera drama with unbelievable amount of tears that i could not like.

It should have stayed on track with action, but no.

Still, i can admire the effort and above all the all-star cast, that includes the always beautiful Joan Chen, as well as old time fave John Malkovich who fought pretty good when his time came.

Jessica Chastain in her main character role as well as her nemesis Colin Farrell also did a good work, as expected from them.

The cast even includes two Oscar winners: rapper Common and the forever gorgeous Geena Davis, who at 64 even looked more elegant and stylish than the much younger Chastain during the scene where the two women played cards.

So, as you can infer, cast is not a problem. Problem (in my eyes) was the plot that did make this flick and all action thriller. Because the tears and the telenovela subplot deflate the excitement, preventing the film to reach an awesome peak that would have made it truly memorable. That - sadly - did not happen.

Nevertheless, the Ava is acceptable, probably the best in offer in cinemas right now. I'd say it'd be worth of your bucks and time.

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Release Date:

25 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$170,349, 27 September 2020

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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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