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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

One of Michael Nyqvist's final acting roles before his death on June 27th 2017. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, we see John Wick watching a video of his deceased wife on an iPhone 4/4S when he clearly uses an iPhone 5S throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

[Iosef dials Victor's cell phone]
Iosef Tarasov: [in Russian] Victor, where the fuck are you?
John Wick: Victor's dead.
[in Russian]
John Wick: Everything's got a price.
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Story: 3 minutes; Entertainment: 101 minutes.
17 January 2015 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

It looks as if the filmmakers realized that the public was sick of certain movies. Most movies nowadays are full of wire work, sci-fi, etc. often topped with icing made of needless or predictable background stories that add nothing. For example the beautiful girlfriend who gives the moral speeches or the troubled teenage daughter, who aren't present here.

Nothing of that is in John Wick. John Wick adds hardly a story, no character development, no needless character or background, no misplaced drama, no misplaced humor and not too much eye candy, nothing of that. What John Wick offers is action, action and more action. In fact, it is one long action scene, with some lines and close ups added. But that is not a problem. The directors promise action and deliver. While delivering they made it look good and convincing, without trying to be more, and they're smart enough to give the movie a satisfying beginning and ending.

And for those who claim that Keanu Reeves is a horrible actor..... you are right. But his blank expression is perfect for this movie. Leave the acting to the bad guys and the delicious guest part for Willem Dafoe.

If you're tired of movies with forced drama or loaded with CGI, John Wick will be a pleasant wake-up call.


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