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About the Movie
Legendary hitman John Wick is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 202
- Fresh: 181
- Rotten: 21
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: This is "more of the same" but, at least in this case, that's a good thing.
Fresh: You would not expect a sequel to a Keanu Reeves shoot-em-up to be one of the more engrossing and beautiful films of the year, but hey, it's 2017 - there have been a lot of surprises.
Fresh: If you liked the first one, you'll positively love this next instalment in the straight-faced action franchise starring Keanu Reeves as a hitman who absolutely everybody wants to kill.
Fresh: Stahelski and his crew have drawn on their creative juices to craft action scenes that don't feel repetitive. There's something a little different about each one.
Yes Keanu is a great actor and a great guy (takes the subway...) but unless John Wick has superhero power, the overwhelming number of assaillants that don't seem to be able to harm him is not just ridiculous, but really monotonous in the end... 90% Rotten Tomatoes, seriously?
Everything that felt novel about the first one is stale here. Plot devices are arbitratrily introduced to force a sequel. They used and re-used and re-re-used all of the clever fight moves, standoffs, characters, etc. just to re-capture the fire of the first one. There's never a cop downtown during a brutal car chase. He does the same flip/twist takedown 20 times or more in this movie. There are no new moves, no new stances, nothing feels necessary for this sequel to exist. I go back to the first one often, as it was a very surprising and well done film. This one? Ultimately forgettable.
97% as good as the first, keep them coming!
The first is still the most inspired, fresh, fun of the two, but they did a GREAT job of giving us more of the same and satisfying the craving for more Mr Wick. Every time I saw something that was the same pattern at the first, I realized that's exactly what I wanted. Don't mess with the formula, just KEEP THEM COMING!