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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: John Wick: Chapter 2 does what a sequel should -- which in this case means doubling down on the non-stop, thrillingly choreographed action that made its predecessor so much fun.

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In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick (Keanu Reeves) is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins' guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world's deadliest killers.

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Cast

Keanu Reeves
as John Wick
Ian McShane
as Winston
Common
as Cassian
Margaret Daly
as The Operator
Riccardo Scamarcio
as Santino D'Antonio
Laurence Fishburne
as Bowery King
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Critic Reviews for John Wick: Chapter 2

All Critics (226) | Top Critics (40)

John Wick laid out the basics of its codified criminal community, but Chapter 2 builds from them an intricate world that has the claustrophobic quality of any professional industry.

February 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Compared to the massive scales of CGI'd blockbusters, John Wick and its sequel offer more cohesive doses of ferocious thrills.

February 13, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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John Wick: Chapter 2 is the apotheosis of a 3 a.m. cable wallow. And loving it doesn't corrupt you.

February 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Despite the long takes and the wide angles, the traumatic violence looks like expertly realized C.G.I., combined with elaborately sampled stunt work.

February 13, 2017 | Full Review…

This is "more of the same" but, at least in this case, that's a good thing.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Any pulp flick can make a man bleed. John Wick smartly keeps the focus on this universe's crazy culture.

February 10, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for John Wick: Chapter 2

An exhilarating sequel that does justice to the first movie by expanding this fascinating world of criminals and assassins to another level with its rules, scope and reach, while at the same time offering us more amazing fight scenes, deaths (lots of them) and set pieces.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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½

Absurd, action packed thrill ride. Keanu did a great job once again. Action sequences make up for the lack of story.

Spencer Macklin
Spencer Macklin

Super Reviewer

After the surprise hit with a very fresh take on action films a sequel was probably inevitable. The film actually does a decent job of faking a story, but in the end (the beginning too) it mostly wants to show you some more of Reeves stoically and effectively shooting dozens of people at point blank. That's still very well done, now in different and more unusual locations, like the Roman catacombs. But in the end you can't help but feel you've seen this before, both earlier in the film and of course in chapter one. That's still entertaining enough but for part three they'll really have to think of something new.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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