John Wick

2014

John Wick

Critics 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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  • Just when you have all but given up hope for Keanu Reeves... there comes the hyper-stylised revenge movie John Wick. And you remember what you loved about him in the first place.

    Apr 9, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • A pretty humourless and violent film, which grinds on and on with more and more gleaming black SUVs getting trashed.

    Apr 9, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 5, 2015 | Rating: 3/5
  • Stylishly violent and not much else.

    Nov 10, 2014 | Full Review…

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