John Wick 4 has received rave reviews, with critics saying that 4K is packed with great action but maybe a little long.
The new film follows the events of John Wick 3 and sees killer Keanu Reeves take over at the high table. Bill Skarsgard joins the franchise as the evil Marquis, while Rina Sawayama, Donnie Yen and Hiroyuki Sanada are also new. . In addition to the training. Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick reprise their roles from previous episodes.
We've collected 4 John Wick reviews below so you can get an idea of how the latest film in the franchise has been received. And don't worry – the following is completely spoiler-free.
Total Movies – 4/5 – Kim Taylor-Foster
“If you like what Wick can do with a pen (JW2) and a book (JW3), wait till you see what he can do with playing cards, let alone a set of nunchucks. Battle sequences, action scenes, neon. Chapter 4 All Aspects plus 11111 (Deep Reference Alert!) And if there's one place where returning director Chad Stahelski's film fails, it's when comparing the characters from the previous installment to Donnie Yen's blindness and perspicacity.
With sets that are bigger, bolder, longer and almost bigger than a movie can comfortably handle, this action tale ups the ante. It's hard to shake the "chaos overload is too close" sentiment at times, but it seems appropriate for a series with more than a few deaths.
IGN – 10/10 – Tom Jorgensen
“In Chapter 4 of the story, John Wick's revenge forces the table to open a war and that's because John accepts that he can't even win this war alone. The rules and consequences are handled well in the John Wick universe. Director Chad Stahelsky and actor Keanu Reeves present a symphony of on-screen action. “The fourth part is a strong framework that allows all elements to collide. This is the longest John Wick film. This is the longest John Wick film. The best John Wick film."
Guard – 2/5 – Charles Bramesco
"In short, a lot happens to our hero of the death machine on his bloody journey from New York to Osaka, from Berlin to Paris. The scene moves away from the point of excess, infinity of order, and off-shoulder wasteland. In the graceful monotonous certainty, death laughs to the song.” It's a hit, reminiscent of Roger Ebert's declaration that no good film lasts long. Its purpose is not perpetual entertainment, but a well-told story. So Long He's Director Chad Stahelski, who opened the doors, didn't have the publisher's instinct for construction and credits.
Variant – Owen Gleiberman
“John Wick: Season 4 is 2 hours and 49 minutes long, but it told a story more clearly that might fit the 83 minutes you saw at The Mill in 1977. Under his direction, each new act is filled with silence, frustration and bound to be mesmerizing as he sets the scene, Ceremony Clash of Words, Season 4 The first John Wick film looks like Clint Eastwood is trying to eat spaghetti be like Sergio Leone meeting John Woo in Times Square.
BBC Karin James
“The difference from Chapter 4 is that John Wick becomes the real James Bond, traveling the world exploring amazing cities in spectacularly designed missions. At 2 hours and 49 minutes, the film is longer than the previous film. In every way – no better or worse, more."
Deadline – Pete Hammond
“This new film begins with the assumption that Wick is dead, the high table, unseen crime bosses looking to make a deal for John's head. He isn't, and instead he can only be described as John Wick in the sequence. When we "Meet Lawrence of Arabia," we travel with the stars on horseback into the Jordanian desert for most of the action. Interest in the first few episodes is high. Director Chad Stahelski, Reeves' former martial artist and stuntman on "The Matrix", knows exactly what audiences want and expect, and he seems determined to take it up a few notches. Fortunately, John Wick presents Chapter 4, even if it looks cute at times.
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