John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Reviews

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May 24, 2019
Reeves and Dacascos's brutal, climactic sparring session definitely leaves us wanting more, not to mention wondering about a potential Oscars sound editing category for shattering glass.
May 17, 2019
Choreography is all that's on offer here. The increasingly convoluted fight scenes turn into lifeless spectacle in this ugly franchise.
May 17, 2019
Superior exercises in action-movie formalism, the John Wick movies evoke everything from Fritz Lang's silent thrillers to Gene Kelly's musicals...
May 17, 2019
It's rather like when Bond films went from Sean Connery to Roger Moore. Plenty of people will find this copacetic. A few will grouse about what's been lost: a touch of the real amid the merely fantastic.
May 17, 2019
[I]t's a fun, entertaining romp that knows it's ridiculous from the moment that Wick takes out a towering 7-footer (the Philadelphia 76ers' Boban Marjanović) by beating him to death in a library with a book.
May 17, 2019
While "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" is an easy movie to recommend, it must be added that it's a hard movie to love.
Top Critic
May 17, 2019
The best way to watch isn't with oohs and aahhs. It's with laughter, savoring the beauty and the absurdity of each elaborate spectacle. Each movement is a joke, and death is the ultimate punchline.
Top Critic
May 16, 2019
The set pieces are more imaginative and daring than ever. There's a musicality and wit to the action that only the Mission: Impossible series can equal.
May 16, 2019
Is there is anything of substance to hang on to amid these endless reflections? What is undeniable, certainly, is Reeves' dedication to his role, which suggests the enthusiasm of a puppy wanting to please.
May 16, 2019
Mixed feelings about the violence are inescapable... Still, there's nothing iffy about the best action stuff in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, although the film runs out of fresh ideas toward the end.
May 16, 2019
Check your grounded Harrison Ford-era action ideals at the door: this is the biggest and most bonkers John Wick yet.
May 16, 2019
[It] certainly follows that script -- or rather, lack of one -- delivering adrenaline-fueled thrills, before fatigue creeps into the unrelenting mayhem about halfway through.
May 16, 2019
The violence has been supercharged, and so has the virtuosity. At a certain point, though, the carnage becomes deadening, its consequences no more than soulless tableaus of damage that encourage disengagement.
May 16, 2019
No-name assassins are still stupid enough to think they can kill Wick, and Wick is still happy to prove them wrong.
May 16, 2019
I'd love to say that fans of the first two movies will love this one, but I fall into that group and I was a little disappointed by this outing.
May 16, 2019
This one's the best of the three so far.
May 16, 2019
An astonishing spectacle of action and staging.
May 16, 2019
As per the two previous films, Stahelski cranks up the body count with a string of fight sequences so balletic you might forget you're watching violence - until Reeves sinks a knife into a man's eye.
May 16, 2019
"John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" is by far the most entertaining of the series, a film that noisily fits the definition of a summer popcorn movie and makes no pretense of having any higher goals.
May 16, 2019
It's all pretty silly, but the way "Parabellum" keeps topping itself and then topping the toppings makes the picture eminently watchable. It's a guilty summertime-movie pleasure for sure.
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