John Wick: Chapter 2

John Wick: Chapter 2

Chad Stahelski (2016)

122min
18 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 criminal 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 between Reeves and 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
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