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John Wick (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Stylish, thrilling, and giddily kinetic, John Wick serves as a satisfying return to action for Keanu Reeves -- and what looks like it could be the first of a franchise.

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An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the "assassin genre". (C) Lionsgate
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R (for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use)
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Action & Adventure
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Cast

Keanu Reeves
as John Wick
Michael Nyqvist
as Viggo Tarasov
Alfie Allen
as Iosef Tarasov
Adrianne Palicki
as Ms. Perkins
Bridget Moynahan
as Mrs. Wick
Ian McShane
as Winston
John Leguizamo
as Aurelio
Willem Dafoe
as Marcus
Omer Barnea
as Gregori
Lance Reddick
as Hotel Manager/Charon
Tait Fletcher
as Nicholai
Alexander Frekey
as Alexander
Randall Duk Kim
as Continental Doctor
Kevin Nash
as Francis
Gameela Wright
as Delivery Man
Patricia Squire
as Elderly Woman
Vladimir Troitsky
as Team Leader
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Critic Reviews for John Wick

All Critics (187) | Top Critics (39)

It's not perfect. But it is special, especially for a mid-budget Hollywood action drama, and it has stuck firmly in my mind since that late-night screening last Friday.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Stahelski and Leitch, both former stunt men, unsurprisingly tackle action sequences with glee... but the quieter scenes are more sophisticated, incorporating a sense of fantasy and visual splendor that almost makes the wafer-thin plot feel fresh.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
The Atlantic
Top Critic

Yet, for all the film's stylishness and a body count worthy of a small civil war, there's no getting around the fact that stiff, stoic Reeves -- who is capable of a few funny, deadpan lines -- isn't a particularly compelling lead action figure.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

Stylishly violent and not much else.

Full Review… | November 10, 2014
New Yorker
Top Critic

Action movies are about movement, and John Wick pursues that goal with remorseless verve.

Full Review… | October 27, 2014
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

John Wick feels like action manna for its cleanly designed gun-fu sequences... but the revenge plotting is deeply dopey and we shouldn't have to choose one or the other.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for John Wick

Great revenge thriller that grabs you right by the collar after a few minutes and doesn't let go for the next action-packed 90 minutes. The violence is pretty graphic but very stylishly filmed, Reeves minimalist acting fits perfectly here, although he does show he's capable of much more in a couple of scenes. It's refreshing that amidst all the violence, the film does not take itself too seriously, introducing cool minor characters and despicable villains and just keeps delivering the action goods, driven by a fitting soundtrack. A highlight of the genre of recent years.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

"He seemed like a normal guy living a normal life ... until they (insert bad guys doing some bad guys' stuff here). That's when they found out he was really a James Bond secret agent type before and now you've pissed him off. And now its time for payback." There's a couple of films with this premise floating around every year or so it seems, so it must be making them money. One good guys against an army of bad guys. The hero hasn't got a chance, except that he's a lethal killing machine, and that all the bad guys were trained to shoot by the same sergeant who trained the Star Wars stormtroopers. That being said, this edition is not bad.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Had heard good things, and I was not disappointed. Stylish and great action!

Flutie Archibald
Flutie Archibald

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