John Wick (2014) Mini Review

John Wick won’t be winning any awards anytime soon but it is a lot fun in 100 mins. Should be on DVD in most places so check it out. Kick ass action. Good visuals. And Keanu Reeves does a lot and says very little, just how I like him. Keep it up Keanu.

I’ll go into more detail below but give it a try, got trailers and images below. Check it all out and give me a like and a comment at the end.



An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”.

Tim’s Film Reviews Recommended

Story: 70%     Acting: 75%     Characters: 65%     Dialogue: 70%

Action: 85%     Style/Sound: 80%     Visuals: 90%

Total: 76%


The films pace is excellent. You get the main character with ease, 15 mins max and you are fully invested in him and his story. The action is great, lots of gun play and blood. Thank you rating 15 (R). The best film I’ve seen Keanu in for a long time, looking sharp whilst kicking ass. The film has a great mythology which you don’t get in many assassin films. You have that hotel or time out zone, the background characters, the rules etc. Not saying it needs a sequel persay but a spin off maybe? Just throwing this out there:

Title: Randy Bumgardener

Tagline: Nobody kills my miniature horse!

Anyone got better titles and Taglines?




My Favourite scene would have to be either the bathhouse/night club raid or the way he interacted with the cop who came to his house.


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30 responses to “John Wick (2014) Mini Review”

  1. Victor De Leon says :

    had a blast with this movie! loved it. good review, Tim! like always! 🙂

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  2. bryancyr says :

    I loved John Wick! Just pure fun! I also reviewed it over on my blog:

    Let me know what you think.

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  3. The Celtic Predator says :

    I was shocked at how much I liked this. I regret not seeing it in theatres but Reeves’ filmography since The Matrix (1999) has been shaky at best. Looks like I learned my lesson.

    Apparently they’re already working on a sequel, and I couldn’t be happier. In this day and age of unnecessary bloated franchises (Fast and the Furious 7?…) and on-demand expanded canonical universes, we finally have a chump-budget Hollywood feature (~$20 mil) that’s got both the action-artistry and potentially rich universe to sustain one.

    Bring it on 😀


  4. Three Rows Back says :

    There’s a cute dog in here isn’t there? An odd plot development.


  5. Hypersonic55 says :

    Cool review yo, nice and concise, I heard a lot of buzz about this film when it came out in the US last year. Many people saying it was Reeves’ best film in years and that it was a comeback for him and while most said it wasn’t a perfect film, it was a great time with good action. Sounds like a good time and a good time with this actor is something I need since I’ve had to endure some of his other previous films which weren’t that good.

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  6. atothewr says :

    Sounds like a great rental.

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  7. Zoë says :

    Great review! I cannot wait to see this over the weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Nostra says :

    Indeed a very enjoyable action film and love the gunkata bits

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  9. sidekickreviews says :

    The mix of close quarters combat and gun play is cool. I’d be interested in what this director does next.

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  10. Keith says :

    Good stuff. This one slipped by me at the theaters. Anxious to give it a look.

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  11. The Vern says :

    I wish I would I would have seen this earlier. It would have made my best of 2014 list. I agree I want to see another movie set inside this world.

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  12. Anonymous says :

    I wish I would I would have seen this earlier. It would have made my best of 2014 list. I agree I want to see another movie set inside this world.


  13. ColorMyFootsteps says :

    The clean up men were my favorite part. Very sinister, more for they’re ease and complacency with their job.


  14. Drew says :

    What I liked most this film because it is over the top and action heavy, but it is well aware of that. It doesn’t take itself seriously at all. It just goes with the flow (of blood).

    I just had an awesome idea for a spin-off! A ‘Four Rooms’-style film set in the Continental Hotel. Oooh that would be sweet.

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