John Wick

Release Date: October 24th, 2014

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2015

R |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his violent career after marrying the love of his life. Her sudden death leaves John in deep mourning. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his thugs steal John's prized car and kill the puppy that was a last gift from his wife, John unleashes the remorseless killing machine within and seeks vengeance. Meanwhile, Iosef's father (Michael Nyqvist) -- John's former colleague -- puts a huge bounty on John's head.

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe, Dean Winters, Adrianne Palicki, Omer Barnea, Toby Leonard Moore

Director: Chad Stahelski

Genres: Action , Thriller

Production Co: 87Eleven, Inc., Defynite Films, Thunder Road Pictures

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Pursuit , Revenge , Wife , Brooding , Rivalry , Murder , 2010s , Car , Office , Dark , House , Intense ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 82
    Scott WoldPaste Magazine

    The blood-slicked, vividly drawn film universe John Wick illustrates is such a generous slice of pulp that, even if not original, per se, it exudes a confidence rarely seen these days, surefire franchises be damned. show more

  • 70
    James RocchiTheWrap

    Both ludicrous and ludicrously entertaining, John Wick's stylish look, B-movie vibe and less-is-more, longer-takes-are-stronger-takes approach to action make it a standout. show more

  • 80
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    Distilling a couple of decades of stunt work and second-unit directing experience into 96 minutes of runtime, Stahelski and Leitch expertly deliver one action highlight after another in a near-nonstop thrill ride. show more

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