John Wick Reviews

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November 22, 2019
John Wick is the slick, empty, cruel hero the age of Trump deserves - but hey, at least he likes dogs!
May 17, 2019
John Wick is the sort of mindless movie that you get when you give two long-time stunt men (David Leitch and Chad Stahelski) the directorial reins.
April 9, 2015
A pretty humourless and violent film, which grinds on and on with more and more gleaming black SUVs getting trashed.
January 5, 2015
It's a film where there's almost no plot and what plot there is is totally predictable. So it's just a series of gun battles and, after five minutes or so, you get heartily sick of it.
January 5, 2015
In terms of plot and performance, John Wick is cleanly predictable, but the execution is impressive.
January 5, 2015
The action mounted by Chad Stahelski, a veteran stunt coordinator making his directing debut, is unrelenting, ultraviolent and, after a while, as monotonous as Reeves' one-note performance.
January 5, 2015
The mordant humor of Derek Kolstad's script quickly dries up, the movie starts taking itself seriously, and the pleasure gives way to the guilt.
January 5, 2015
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.
January 5, 2015
Instead of complimenting one another, the direction and plotting effectively end up cancelling each other out, which makes this promising action throwback a faint echo of the past rather than an invigorating retro blast.
December 29, 2014
Doesn't leave a single cliché unturned.
November 12, 2014
Revels in the killings.
November 10, 2014
Stylishly violent and not much else.
November 1, 2014
Relentlessly violent and fierce, it revolves around revenge, retribution and redemption.
October 31, 2014
A flagrantly formulaic picture, one which feels as if it should have starred Chuck Norris back in 1986.
October 27, 2014
Don't bother with this baloney. Watch a good Korean movie like "I Saw the Devil" to see how a revenge movie is done right.
October 24, 2014
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.
October 24, 2014
John Wick is little more than 101 minutes of Keanu Reeves running around shooting people in the head because they [spoiler redacted]. That's literally all there is to it.
October 24, 2014
Mostly it's Keanu playing bang-bang. If that sounds great, go see the movie. If not, congratulations on aspiring to better things.
October 24, 2014
Without any recognizable humanity to its characters, "John Wick" remains a disposable piece of violent revenge fantasy, the latest version of which always seems to be more tiring than the last.
October 24, 2014
Aside from its comic-book noir sensibilities, it offers little more than a collision of Hollywood cliches built around a contrived plot we've seen countless times before.
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