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John Wick


With Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Michael Nyqvist, David Leitch

Written by Derek Kolstad
Directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch

I haven't seen Reeves on screen in a while.
Here he slides into a violent tale as an ex-assassin who mourns the death of his wife, caring for a puppy she gave him before she passed away.
However, when a Russian immigrant crime lord's son (and his side-kicks) make the mistake of beating him up, stealing his muscle car and killing the puppy he holds dear, there is very little they can do to have Wick cut a bloody path of destruction until his vengeance is quenched. Igniting the underworld with allies and adversaries in a panic, with very little to lose, few want to be in John's way, even with a contract on his head.

An extremely violent, but cathartically exciting action film that pulls few punches (continuing a stylishly shot and choreographed style perfected in Keanu classics of The Matrix trilogy).

5 / B
- Paul Blom

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 6
- A - B - C

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multiple Viewing Potential
B: Deserves Another Look
C: Once Should Suffice

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