BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: John Wick Reviews

By Drax Largo on October 24th, 2014

Critic Reviews for John Wick

via Rotten Tomatoes

John Wick is the kind of fired-up, ferocious B-movie fun some of us can’t get enough of.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Rolling Stone

This is not an action movie in the Michael Bay lineage; rather than an escalating series of explosions, John Wick offers a slow burn, sizzling in a manner true to its hero’s surname.

Full Review… | 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.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Detroit News

While the body count grows numbing and repetitive, “John Wick” actually is more compelling in the aesthetically heightened, specifically detailed world it depicts.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
RogerEbert.com

It’s a beautiful coffee-table action movie.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
New York Magazine/Vulture

It’s a B movie made with A-student love for the relentless thrill of bodies in brutal motion.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Los Angeles Times

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.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Aisle Seat

Stahelski stands a bit back from the fights and keeps them clear and coherent, rather than impressionistic.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
The Dissolve

Cinematic greatness it’s not, but “John Wick” never aspires to more than what it needs to be: an exciting reminder of why action movies are fun in the first place.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Schmoes Know

Yeah, I’m thinkng ’80’s action movies are back!

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Schmoes Know

When Reeves, who seems to be challenging Cruise in the ‘what, me 50?’ do-my-own-stunts department, gets back in gear, he’s like a ghost warrior, twirling, rolling, spinning, stabbing, firing on all cylinders so quickly he’s gone before the bodies drop.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Reeling Reviews

So it’s that kind of movie, walking a thin line between extreme violence and farce. Reeves has slipped off that tightrope more than once of late but he’s got perfect balance in this one.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
National Post

If you are an action film fan, you’ll like John Wick.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Under the Radar

John Wick is such a pleasure to watch, it’s like if Fred Astaire shot a lot of bad guys in the face.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Movie Mezzanine

Sensational action scenes make “John Wick” one of the best Keanu Reeves outings in some time.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Oregonian

“John Wick” breathes life into a genre that one might have thought was exhausted, and I wouldn’t mind seeing it launch a franchise as long as all the same players are in place. I just hope that, next time, Wick doesn’t buy a cat.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Madison Movie

Keanu Reeves hasn’t been this cool since THE MATRIX

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
JoBlo’s Movie Emporium

The action scenes are done fairly well, both from the standpoint of the choreography (not being edited to death like some such genre pics) & Reeves handling the physical requirements of such stunt work (Full Content Review for Parents also Available)

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Screen It!

While at times repetitive, John Wick builds up plenty of goodwill with its lean, no-nonsense story and some highly-impressive action set pieces.

Full Review… | 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.

Full Review… | October 24, 2014
Times-Picayune
View All Critic Reviews (91)

 

 

NEW AMMO CLIP!

TECHNO-BABBLE!

BULLSEYES & MISFIRES!

DEADPOOL