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Movie Review: John Wick

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , on 10/24/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Keanu Reeves, Micahel Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Bridget Moynahan, Adrianne Palicki, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Lance Reddick, David Patrick Kelly

Rated R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use, Running time 101 minutes, Action/Thriller

Compare to: Drive (2011), The Equalizer (2014)

It’s a great feeling to watch a movie and realize that you’ve liked what you’ve seen so far, the scene you’re watching is great, and that the rest of the film is going to be awesome too. That’s John Wick.

While the plot has been mocked on certain outlets for it’s seemingly basic revenge movie premise, directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski use as strengths what are normally used as crutches in the genre. Continue reading

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