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John Wick (2014)

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An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

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An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

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Taglines:

Don't Set Him Off!

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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24 October 2014 (USA)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,415,922 (USA) (13 January 2015)

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$43,037,835 (USA)
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Trivia

The film reunites Keanu Reeves, Daniel Bernhardt, and Randall Duk Kim, along with producers-directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, all of whom were involved in The Matrix Trilogy. See more »

Goofs

At approx 1 hr 27 min, the rear windscreen of John Wick's car has already been shot through. However, as John spins the car around the dumpster, light is reflected from the intact rear windscreen. See more »

Quotes

John Wick: [to Victor, in Russian, before he is killed] You stole my car, and you killed my dog!
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Night Is Dark Behind the Door
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The coolest action film you'll see all year
20 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first glance, John Wick sounds like a terrible film on paper but with the slickness of Keanu Reeves' performance as the titular character and the sheer brilliance in its action sequences, this marks the best action film of the year and one of the absolute best in the past decade. Following a brutal home invasion that leaves his beloved dog murdered by thugs from his past, John Wick vows revenge on the ones who have taken what he loves most. Like I said, on paper, this seems like a direct-to-DVD slopfest starring John Cena but as a film with Keanu Reeves as the lead, it marks the very welcomed return for Reeves to the genre. John Wick is insanely fun, violently brutal and an overall romp especially for those disappointed by The Expendables 3. John Wick is propelled by Tarantino-esque dialog mixed with the swagger of action stars from the 70s. Reeves literally emulates cool in this film and does it with such confidence, that we don't even doubt the character...even when he kills countless bad guys with extreme force in some utterly ridiculous and implausible situations. We don't doubt it for a minute. This is EXACTLY what you want out of an action film. It is briskly paced, brilliantly shot and meticulously choreographed and keeps you wanting more and more. The supporting cast filled with the likes of John Legiuzamo, Ian McShane, and Willen Dafoe also keeps this film very interesting. These guys don't play good guys, hell, John Wick by traditional standards would be a bad guy in any other film. Every character is more ruthless than the next and pushes John Wick to be more ruthless than they are, creating a very cool dynamic between the character and the plot regarding the idea of how far is too far? However, don't expect some revelation from John Wick regarding the morality of bad and evil. This film wants you entertained and does so with brute force, it never lets up, not even for a second. One scene in particular that will have your blood pumping is a showdown between thugs and Wick in a nightclub. This action sequence remains the best in the film and will have you grasping your theater seat because of the sheer intensity of it. Overall, John Wick is slick, violent fun that turns into a remarkable, surprising film that will catch you off guard. It is THAT good. I highly recommend this film to action buffs especially but I'm sure those who just like a good movie will love it as well.


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