John Wick: Chapter 4 review

The John Wick franchise has become one of the most beloved and acclaimed action movie series in recent memory, thanks in large part to the intensity and quality of its fight choreography, the depth of its world-building, and the iconic performance of Keanu Reeves as the titular assassin. With John Wick Chapter 4, director Chad Stahelski and his team have crafted another heart-pumping and thrilling entry in the series that fans are sure to love.

One thing that immediately grabs your attention about Chapter 4 is how seamlessly it picks up from the events of the previous film. We find John Wick on the run after breaking the rules of the High Table, with a massive bounty on his head and assassins from all over the world hot on his trail. From the very first scene, the tension is palpable, and the stakes are higher than ever before.

Of course, the true stars of any John Wick film are the action sequences, and Chapter 4 does not disappoint. The fight choreography is, once again, some of the best in the business, with each scene meticulously crafted and executed. Whether it’s a one-on-one fight or a full-blown shootout, the action in this film is sure to leave audiences breathless. It’s a testament to the skill and dedication of everyone involved that the fight scenes feel fresh and exciting, even after four films.


Another standout aspect of Chapter 4 is its cast. In addition to Reeves, the film features a roster of talented and iconic actors, including Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, and Hiroyuki Sanada. Each of these actors brings their own unique style and energy to the film, and their chemistry with Reeves is a joy to watch. In particular, Donnie Yen’s portrayal of the blind super assassin Caine is a highlight of the film, adding a level of depth and complexity to a character that we haven’t seen before but who is closely tied to many of the other characters and has his own demons to battle as well.

We also really enjoyed Scott Adkins’ portrayal of Killa – near unrecognizable as a sleazy bad guy until he shows off some of his signature fighting skills. Add Bill Skarsgård’ Marquis as the antagonist who feels untouchable to Wick’s wrath, and you’ve got a stellar cast with riveting characters here. Despite its long running time and very few lighthearted moments, John Wick Chapter 4 constantly engages the audience, only throwing in a few fun gags near the end – get ready for the longest tumble down a flight of stairs that you’ve ever seen.


Of course, no John Wick film would be complete without its world-building, and Chapter 4 takes us even deeper into the shadowy world of the High Table and its various factions. We learn more about the history and inner workings of this clandestine organization, and the film does an excellent job of fleshing out the world and making it feel more lived-in and immersive. There are plenty of new characters and locales to discover, and fans of the franchise will undoubtedly find plenty to love in this regard.

In conclusion, John Wick Chapter 4 is a riveting and satisfying addition to the franchise. With its breathtaking action sequences, talented cast, and immersive world-building, it’s sure to please fans of the series and newcomers alike. Chad Stahelski and his team have once again proven themselves to be some of the best in the business when it comes to crafting heart-pumping and unforgettable action films, and Chapter 4 is no exception. If you’re looking for a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat and leave you wanting more, then John Wick Chapter 4 is definitely worth your time.

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