Kate is a bland and unoriginal action movie that fails to make us care about its title character.
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The film’s mimicry might be deft enough to pass muster here and there. But it doesn’t take an eagle eye to notice that Kate‘s got few ideas of its own.
Even if the combat choreography that made this vein of cinema so popular is up to snuff, and Winstead does handle her steps ably even as her character breaks down, this film should aspire to be more than a delivery system for a few solid shootouts.
Winstead may be a bonafide action hero, but the world around her just isn't interesting enough.
Like many of Netflix's original movies, Kate feels like another release that had potential to be good, but falls well short of the mark.