Gunpowder Milkshake

Published January 8, 2022

Gunpowder Milkshake

Film info

  • Title Gunpowder Milkshake
  • Director Navot Papushado
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 1hr 54m
  • Genres Thriller, Crime, Action
  • Tagline Revenge is best served ice cold

Gunpowder Milkshake tells the story of Sam, who was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet, an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother's footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. When a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl, Emily. With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates The Librarians.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:13 I don’t think you should have milk and ice cream. Too much dairy.
6:55 “Looks a lot like you? Only bigger and more stabby?”
12:49 That’s a very posh library.
14:01 I think Mr C’s gonna be suspicious when I say I’m reading now.
21:23 Aw, I really liked the hat.
28:57 Anyone else worried about the adorable panda suitcase taking such a beating?
41:58 They really aren’t that intimidating, crawling up the corridor like that.
43:42 Flingiest fight ever.
48:07 You really can’t hear the name McAllister and take it seriously, can you?
55:14 I wish my eyes were closed.
57:46 I LOVE Emily the Apprentice.
1:03:42 It’s like a Crystal Maze transition.
1:07:11 Wow, they have a bus. The thug bus.
1:13:00 That’s full Lara, that is.
1:28:43 Axe as grave marker is perfect.
1:38:58 I bet that one take diner was fun to rehearse and shoot.


This was a great movie, kick-ass in all the right ways. The visuals were amazing - those colours during the fight scene in the bowling alley, delicious. Karen Gillan was great as the sullen but talented assassin, you can tell she has a fun side deep down. And Chloe Coleman continues to amaze as a super talented child actress.

There were unique things in there - the fight with paralysed arms, the men taking each other out before Sam even got there. But there were also plenty of moments that reminded of other things. It was very John Wick, in a lot of ways.

This would be a five star movie if it wasn’t that some of the moments of violence were just a step too far for me. Bleurgh.

Rating: 4 / 5

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