John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2

Chad Stahelski (2016)

122min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Three years after John Wick became a surprise box-office hit, Keanu Reeves's vengeful assassin returns, brought back to the underworld to repay an old debt. But he is double-crossed and with nowhere to hide, he must give as good as he gets. The first film was a brilliantly simple slice of action from director Chad Stahelski and his follow-up is just as enjoyable. Expanding Wick's world just enough to make a new mission interesting, the amazing fight sequences are again the jewel in the film's crown. Between so many flying bullets there are some well-written verbal exchanges, too. Ian McShane is on top form as Wick's mentor while there's also a fun Matrix reunion with Laurence Fishburne. Reeves is still fascinating to watch as the reticent antihero, magnificently cool even when dispatching bad guys with a pencil. Gorgeously filmed as well, it is a rare thing to have a sequel that demonstrates why less is more - in terms of plot, that is. The body count is much higher in an action film that shows the genre at its gruesome, graceful best.

Summary

When a scheming Italian crime lord holds him to a blood oath, reluctant hitman John Wick goes on another murderous rampage. Action sequel, starring Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio and Ian McShane.

Cast & Crew

John Wick Keanu Reeves
Santino D'Antonio Riccardo Scamarcio
Winston Ian McShane
Ares Ruby Rose
Cassian Common
Gianna D'Antonio Claudia Gerini
Charon Lance Reddick
Bowery King Laurence Fishburne
Aurelio John Leguizamo
Helen Wick Bridget Moynahan
Jimmy Tom Sadoski
Charlie David Patrick Kelly
Julius Franco Nero
Sommelier Peter Serafinowicz
Abram Tarasov Peter Stormare
Director Chad Stahelski
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Other Information

Language: English, Russian, Italian +subtitlesColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVDReleased on: 17 Feb 2017
Drama