John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Reviews

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
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.