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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)

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Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head - he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

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Chad Stahelski

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Keanu Reeves ... John Wick
Halle Berry ... Sofia
Ian McShane ... Winston
Laurence Fishburne ... Bowery King
Mark Dacascos ... Zero
Asia Kate Dillon ... The Adjudicator
Lance Reddick ... Charon
Tobias Segal ... Earl
Anjelica Huston ... The Director
Saïd Taghmaoui ... The Elder
Jerome Flynn ... Berrada
Randall Duk Kim ... Doctor
Margaret Daly ... Operator
Robin Lord Taylor ... Administrator
Susan Blommaert ... Librarian
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Storyline

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, skilled assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin's guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world's most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

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Don't Hunt What You Can't Kill. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong violence, and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

17 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,818,067, 19 May 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$150,647,512, 18 June 2019

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$276,126,905, 16 June 2019
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

First in the series not to star John Leguizamo See more »

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In the horse stable fight sequence, you can see behind one of the horse stalls, a horse trainer pulling the reigns up and down to make the horse in the background jump up on its hind legs. See more »

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Winston: [from trailer] Jonathan, what have you done?
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In India, the film received an A certificate after some cuts in strong violence, middle finger gestures and an expletive were made. A "Smoking kills" caption was also included in scenes featuring characters smoking. See more »

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References Rocky (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Fra Holbergs Tid (From Holberg's Time): 11. Srabande
Written by Edvard Grieg
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Libor Pesek
Courtesy of Naxos
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Pure, delirious joy in the form of yet another exhilarating thriller
15 May 2019 | by themadmoviemanSee all my reviews

Following on from two deliriously entertaining, visually gorgeous and blissfully simplistic thrillers, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum keeps up the franchise's unique appeal in stunning fashion. Complete with electrifying action, beautiful cinematography, a pulsating score and a great sense of humour, the film is pretty much as purely joyful as action thrillers get, and proves two hours of brilliant entertainment.

Before I get into all of that, though, one of the greatest things about this franchise is just how simplistic it is. You may have seen John Wick and John Wick: Chapter 2, you may not have done. Going into this third film, however, it's all pretty irrelevant, and while the first two films are certainly worth your time, absolutely anybody can go and watch this movie without any prior knowledge, and simply sit back and watch the fireworks.

The plot is effectively laid out for you in the first ninety seconds of the movie. John Wick is excommunicated, and there's a $14m bounty on his head. That's it. Following that brief bit of exposition are two hours of beautifully simple yet endlessly entertaining action, and while the film does keep you engrossed with its sense of mystery and intrigue surrounding this world of allegiances and deception, it's the thrill of the chase that really matters.

In that, there's almost never a moment where storytelling takes precedence over action thrills, with the movie bursting into life by way of an exhilarating opening act. However, much like the first two films, not every moment is fighting and shootouts, with the mystery, the tension and the intrigue all playing a part as John Wick encounters numerous people from his past in all manner of different scenarios.

There are moments in its middle portion that do drag a little more than others, and where the story perhaps gets a little self-indulgent, however there's no denying just how slick and purely entertaining a thriller this is regardless.

Of course, the action itself is brilliant as well. The opening act is astonishing, filled to the brim with insane action that features seamless fight choreography, brilliant camerawork and a fantastic sense of self-awareness that allows you to laugh at the most ridiculous moments. From then on, the film continues to burst into life with mad, energetic and dazzling action sequences again and again, only furthering the sheer entertainment appeal of the whole affair.

Also, there's no getting away from just how good-looking a movie this is. The camerawork in the fight sequences is certainly excellent, but it's the film's kaleidoscopic colour pallette and slick cinematography that makes it a feast for the eyes, pulling off the style of a pure pulp thriller in brilliant fashion once again, and with a pulsating, intense score playing throughout to boot, you'll definitely be on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

All in all, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum isn't much different from the previous two movies. It isn't the world's most intricate or intelligent thriller. However, with brilliant energy, dazzling visuals, stunning action and an invaluable sense of fun, absolutely none of that matters, and it instead proves a solidly entertaining, manic and dizzyingly joyful thriller throughout.


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