Jolt [Movie Review]

Jolt [Movie Review] | When I saw the poster, I immediately reminded of Atomic Blonde and Anna. And of course I wanna see a movie with a strong woman character, again.

Jolt, Action, Thriller, Crime, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

SYNOPSIS

Jolt (2021) Trivia

  • Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Jai Courtney, Stanley Tucci, Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, Susan Sarandon, David Bradley
  • Directed by: Tanya Wexler
  • Produced by: David Bernadi, Sherryl Clark, Robert Van Norden, Les Weldon, Yariv Lerner
  • Production companies: Millenium Media, Busted Shark Productions, Campbell Grobman Films, Electric Films
  • Distributed by: Netflix
  • Release date: July 23, 2021
  • Running time: 91 minutes
  • Rating: R (for strong violence, sexual content and language throughout)
  • Country: United States
  • Language: English
  • Tomatometer: 39%
  • Metascore: 45%
  • IMDb: 5.5/ 10
  • David Bradley is Kate's actual godfather.
  • The restaurant where Lindy and Justin meet at the beginning of the film is the same exact location that was Sylverster Stallones bar in the Expendable franchise.
  • The hospital (King Edmunds Hospital, Chiswick, London, UK) where Lindy is committed in the opening scenes, though is fictitious, the place, Chiswick is not as that is where Kate grew up.

Jolt, Action, Thriller, Crime, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

Growing up with an uncontrollable rage has always been Lindy's challenge. Even the slightest discomfort triggers her rage because her body has an unusually high level of cortisol. She undergoes various treatments, but to no avail. Her parents eventually had to have her admitted into the hospital. There she undergoes more treatments. When everything else fails, everyone agreed that she should channel her energy and rage towards something - so into the army she goes. And that fails too.

Finally, she agreed to an experimental treatment where she would self-administer a shock treatment via an electrode-lined vest that she wears all the time. And that gives her a glimpse of normal life.

Dr. Ivan, her therapist and the treatment advisor, advises her to go on a date, to slowly ease her way into some form of normalcy. She meets with Justin at a restaurant and was about to leave when she sees that the waitress was being rude towards Justin. She stays but later beats the waitress in the restroom when she hears the waitress was mocking her table to another friend on a phone. She immediately leaves Justin alone at the restaurant after beating the waitress unconscious in the restroom.

Jolt, Action, Thriller, Crime, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle
Jolt, Action, Thriller, Crime, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

She goes to see Dr Ivan and urges him to elevate the surge power of the shock so that she could better control herself again while in public.

She calls Justin and goes on a second date with him. She brings him home and was a bit reluctant to let him stay the night, fearing for Justin's life if she were unable to control her rage again. When Justin tells her it is not a big deal and begins taking off her vest, she relaxes and had the best time of her life, connecting with another human being.

The morning after, Justin surprises her with a breakfast in bed, buys her a DSLR camera as a gift as she told him the night before that she loves taking pictures and invites her to a dinner date at his place, where he'll cook dinner for her.

She spends the whole day taking pictures of people on the street before gets home and gets ready for dinner. When she calls his phone, Det. Vicars answers the call and tells her that Justin was found murdered. 

She goes to the police station where Det. Vicars and Det. Nevins questions her about Justin and their relationship. She keeps on shocking herself throughout the interview with the detectives.

Jolt, Action, Thriller, Crime, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle
Jolt, Action, Thriller, Crime, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

She decides that she'll get to the bottom of the killing. She sneaks into the police station and gains access to the evidence room to look at the details of the murder. She later sneaks into Justin's apartment and gets hold of Justin's phone and car keys. Det. Nevins catches her red-handed in the apartment and further strengthens Det. Nevin's suspicions that Lindy is somehow involved with Justin's murder, if not the prime suspect.

After a successful high-speed car chase, she manages to evade the detectives and gets a female hacker to hack Justin's phone. She tracks down Barry, the last person who contacted Justin. She tries to get the information about Justin nicely from Barry but Barry does not cooperates the way that she wants him to be. She threatens to jump-shock Barry's genital if he resisted, to which he shared that it was Gareth Fizel, a billionaire that got Justin killed. 

She shares the information with Det. Vicars, who was hospitalised after the car-chase. She starts hunting Gareth, a billionaire who is untouchable.

Why did Gareth killed Justin? And is Justin worth all that Lindy's revenge?

Jolt, Action, Thriller, Crime, Movie Review by Rawlins, Rawlins GLAM, Rawlins Lifestyle

MY REVIEW

Plot: 4.5/ 5.0 Yes, it is a bit similar to Atomic Blonde and Anna but the twist was better. I thought I had the movie figure out mid-way, but when the revelation comes, I was quite shocked, pun intended. 

Well, it's Kate and I just couldn't shake the image of her as a vampire. Well, she is still that bad-a*s butt-kicking chick. 

Cast: 4.7/ 5.0 Everyone delivered - even the dirty old geezer that is David in the movie.

Will I watch it again: I don't mind watching it again.

The pictures are taken from multiple sources on the Internet. Thank you.

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10 Comments

  1. yay to girls' power! Thanks for recommend this movie, dear. I shall catch it when I have time this long weekend yay

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  2. Plot twist dia menarik Rawlins...nak kena layan jugak ni since waiting list dah makin berkurang..hihi

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  3. Action movie yang dirasakan macam perlu ditonton je ni .. hehehe. Lama dah tak layan movie sebab mood swing sesejak ni. Syok layan skali dengan pop corn

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  4. kesiannya dengan life Lindy, baru je nak hidup normal dengan Justin tetiba justin dah mati. misteri betul..

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  5. Woww cam menarik ni. Nanti nak tgok. Byk list movie skrg ni so now kena ikut turutan..hehehe

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  6. wowo....the mystery of this movie storyline, I wanna watch this movie soon, exciting awaits cheers, siennylovesdrawing

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  7. Need to watch this soon since I dont have any other movie on my list right now. Haha..i love action movie!

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  8. Not kind of my movie.. tapi boleh jer layan time boring hehe

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  9. Boleh juga layan movie Joly ni this weekend, sebab i peminat Kate Beckinsale sejak dulu lagi.

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  10. Menarik la jalan cite Jolt ni... Tengah syok baca tapi dah habis synopsis nya... Kena Usha la today since ambik half day!

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