Finally caught up with this stylish (if predictable) actioner last night and was pleasantly surprised. It's the best use of Keanu in ages and by peppering the flick with familiar faces like Willem Dafoe, John Leguizamo and Ian McShane it feels as comfy as a favorite blanket.
Kudos to stunt coordinators turned directors Chad Stahleski and David Leitch for keeping both the action and the pacing energetic. WICK never drags and in less capable hands the simple but sappy storyline of a grieving former hitman going back to his old ways over a stolen car and dead dog could have gone off the rails.
Not sure I need a sequel – which was officially announced in May – but I'm willing to give it a shot. – Dan Taylor
JOHN WICK is available from Amazon.
Check out the trailer below...