John Wick (2014)

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Chad Stahelski and David Leitch direct Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist and Adrianne Palicki in this retired hitman seeks bloody revenge for his murdered puppy actioner. 

A deceptively simple, outlandishly fun slice of cartoon action flick that gets better with every watch. A knowingly blank Reeves takes down scores of henchmen in bloody, bone crunchingly kinetic marathons of violence linked by a fantastically classy supporting cast of old favourites. Relative newcomer Palicki outshines the old hands as Miss Perkins; an even more amoral, female mirror of our anti hero. Wearing all the best influences (Woo, Leone, Melville) proudly on it impeccably tailored sleeves and told in bold, comic book frame inspired strokes, this could be the start of our new favourite franchise.

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