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John Wick (2014)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Wick
... Viggo Tarasov
... Iosef Tarasov
... Marcus
... Avi
... Ms. Perkins
Omer Barnea ... Gregori
... Victor (as Toby Moore)
... Kirill
... Helen
... Aurelio
... Winston
... Addy
... Hotel Manager / Charon
... Kuzma
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Storyline

With the untimely death of his beloved wife still bitter in his mouth, John Wick, the expert former assassin, receives one final gift from her--a precious keepsake to help John find a new meaning in life now that she is gone. But when the arrogant Russian mob prince, Iosef Tarasov, and his men pay Wick a rather unwelcome visit to rob him of his prized 1969 Mustang and his wife's present, the legendary hitman will be forced to unearth his meticulously concealed identity. Blind with revenge, John will immediately unleash a carefully orchestrated maelstrom of destruction against the sophisticated kingpin, Viggo Tarasov, and his family, who are fully aware of his lethal capacity. Now, only blood can quench the boogeyman's thirst for retribution. Written by Nick Riganas

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John Wick isn't the Boogeyman... He's the guy you send to kill the f*cking Boogeyman. See more »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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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Chad Stahelski is the credited Director, and David Leitch is credited as a Producer. This due to DGA regulations allowing for only one director to be credited, unless unusual exceptions are made. No exception was granted in this case, even though the two produced and directed this film together as a team. Stahelski voluntarily took no producer credit. See more »

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Russian Orthodox Churches do not have benches inside. When John is walking into Little Russia Church, he is actually walking into a Catholic church. See more »

Quotes

Hotel Manager: How may I be of service?
John Wick: Is the doctor in?
Hotel Manager: Yes sir, 24/7.
John Wick: Send him up, please.
Hotel Manager: Yes sir!
John Wick: How good is your laundry?
Hotel Manager: [sighs] I'm sorry to say that no one is THAT good!
John Wick: No... I thought not!
Hotel Manager: May I suggest a drink, sir? Bourbon perhaps?
John Wick: That sounds perfect.
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Night Is Dark Behind the Door
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Yeah I'm Thinking He's Back
25 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Keanu Reeve is John Wick. He's a deadly and unstoppable hit-man, and it shows. "John Wick" is short and to the point, but so much fun. At 1 hour and 36 minutes running time, there is never a dull moment in what may be one of the best action films of the year.

The film starts off quickly and never stops. It doesn't spend too much time on the backstory or development of Wick's life, yet it still succeeds so well in building up his character. Within the first 20 minutes, John Wick is called out of retirement when three robbers break into his home, steal his car, and kill his dog. Even before the action begins though, the film builds up so much suspense and gravity into who this "John Wick" is, resulting in a satisfying and exhilarating moment when his enemies realize he's back in the game.

While the plot may be simple and straightforward, it works sufficiently in setting up a situation where the rest of the greatness can happen - stylized and awesome fight sequences where John Wick goes through dozens and dozens of kills. Seeing this in digital IMAX really helped boost the mood of the film; the intense sound design and visuals, the slick fighting and choreography on screen. There's this one scene in the film where John Wick assaults his way through a club, and all those elements combined make it an absolutely incredible sequence to witness.

Besides John Wick and his fighting, the film does set up a very interesting world, thanks to all the other little details and characters it brings in. There is an organized system of those on the other side of the law, operating and exchanging "gold coins" while staying at bases such as "The Continental" hotel; this definitely allows room for sequels and spin-offs.

Still, Keanu Reeves is the star of the show, and this is the best I have seen him in quite awhile. Again, the story is straightforward and audiences know what emotional journey to expect, but Keanu displays a good amount of range in his portrayal of Wick that is still nice to see. Just like his character states, I'm thinking he's back. "John Wick" is an awesome and enjoyable action flick that I would recommend. RATING: [8/10]


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