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John Wick (2014)

Director:
Chad Stahelski
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Action
NORWEGIAN TITLE
John Wick
RUNNING TIME
101 minutes
Producer:
Basil Iwanyk
David Leitch
Eva Longoria
Michael Witherill
James McTeigue
Screenwriter:
Derek Kolstad


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
John Wick Keanu Reeves ½
Viggo Tarasov Michael Nyqvist
Iosef Tarasov Alfie Allen
Ms. Perkins Adrianne Palicki ½
Marcus Willem Dafoe
Helen Wick Bridget Moynahan
Avi Dean Winters
Winston Ian McShane
Aurelio John Leguizamo

 

Review

The world of hitmen and mobsters is revitalized in this razor-sharp hybrid of sizzling action and stylish noir evocative of the old hard-boiled detective genre. Keanu Reeves is perfectly cast as the icy, superhuman hitman who finds himself making an involuntary comeback in the business after his wife dies and he falls victim to a violent burglary. Enter mega kill-mode! Naturally, Wick's skill is way beyond belief, and the film is willing to make every kind of concession in order to satisfy its own vanity, but it is so forward-moving and enterprising that it almost makes you believe it isn't completely self-centered and intrinsically cliché-ridden. John Wick is great fun for those who think stuff like this is great fun.

Copyright © 9.3.2017 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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