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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!

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,150,000, 24 October 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,037,835

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$130,888,901
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The license plate number of John Wick's Mustang is XAB 235. See more »

Goofs

At about 1:11:00 just after Marcus kills one of the two bad guys in the church, John pulls his ziptied hands past his feet to get them in front of him, and one of his shoes comes off. For the rest of the fight, his shoes are both back on. See more »

Quotes

Ms. Perkins: [Breaks into his room to kill him] Hey, John.
John Wick: Perkins?
Ms. Perkins: I thought I'd let myself in.
John Wick: I noticed. I never knew Ms. Perkins to get out of bed for less than three.
Ms. Perkins: Viggo's giving me four to break hotel rules.
John Wick: That's unwise, I assure you.
Ms. Perkins: You were always a pussy.
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Connections

Referenced in Hawaii Five-0: Ka hale ho 'okauweli (2016) See more »

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Performed by Le Castle Vania
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Manly action film
11 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

Lesson learned: don't get on retired legendary hit-man John Wick's bad side. In the film of the same name, he goes back into action shooting up bad guys in a city where it seems that the cops have all simultaneously taken a vacation. Played by surprisingly youthful quinquagenarian Keanu Reeves, John Wick's style of shooting baddies is reminiscent of my days playing Whac-A-Mole, Duck Hunt, or any of those arcade games with the plastic guns. Wick is a vengeant superman, and this is the basis of the entire movie. Although he doesn't have a clear weakness that can be exploited like most heroes, Wick does get into enough trouble for the audience to be sincerely worried about him.

If you're planning on seeing John Wick because you like movies with clever or meaningful story lines, then you're going to be disappointed. If you are looking for raw well- choreographed action and machismo, then look no further. House Greyjoy's Alfie Allen stands out as villainous Russian mafia brat Iosef Tarasov, and Michael Nyqvist (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) plays Viggo, his mob boss father. Adrianne Palicki, Willem Dafoe, Ian McShane and Dean Winters round out a strong supporting cast.

Overall, I enjoyed John Wick as a pure action film. It doesn't have a storyline like The Matrix or Speed, but it was visually entertaining and the simplicity of the story allowed for appreciation of the action. This movie is manly and primitive, and proves that at the age of 50, Keanu Reeves can still mix it up as an action star.


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