Jessica Chastain leads the way in this female-driven spy thriller, written and directed Simon Kinberg, that plays like a ‘Jason Bourne’-meets-‘Ocean’s 8’ mash-up. Co-starring Diane Kruger, Penelope Cruz, and Lupita Nyong’o, it’s got all the right ingredients, and they ultimately pay off, despite a bit of an overwrought script and some uneven pacing. Though it’s not quite the gritty, breakneck success it could have been, ‘The 355’ still manages to make it out alive, guns blazing.

3.5/5 stars