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John Wick (2014)

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An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.


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With the untimely death of his beloved wife still bitter in his mouth, John Wick, the expert former assassin, receives one final gift from her--a precious keepsake to help John find a new meaning in life now that she is gone. But when the arrogant Russian mob prince, Iosef Tarasov, and his men pay Wick a rather unwelcome visit to rob him of his prized 1969 Mustang and his wife's present, the legendary hitman will be forced to unearth his meticulously concealed identity. Blind with revenge, John will immediately unleash a carefully orchestrated maelstrom of destruction against the sophisticated kingpin, Viggo Tarasov, and his family, who are fully aware of his lethal capacity. Now, only blood can quench the boogeyman's thirst for retribution. Written by Nick Riganas

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong and bloody violence throughout, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 October 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Джон Уик  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,150,000, 24 October 2014, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Bridget Regan, who played Addy the bartender at the Continental, played The Confessor in Legend of the Seeker (2008). See more »


In the last action scene in the harbor, when Wick's Challenger is pushed off the ledge and rolls, before it settles back onto its wheels it can be clearly seen that the transmission, drive shaft, and exhaust have been removed. See more »


Iosef Tarasov: [to John Wick in Russian] It was just a fucking...
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Smoothest action film to come around in a long time
22 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

John Wick is something special. It takes as much time setting up elaborate action sequences as it does the world with which it all takes place in. And what a world it is. It reminds me of Millers Crossing and it is cooler than any other recent attempt at noir. We are shown a criminal underworld where, if you are connected, many powerful people know who you are and show you respect. John Wick was connected but he got out. He is the rare killer who has found peace, and he is grateful for that peace. Some young kids steal that from him and he does what he does best, he wages a one man war against the Russian Mafia. It might sound like the film takes quite a leap but it all makes sense. The motives of John and the people who get in the way of his bullets are all very clear, even if it does come across as rather simple. That's the plot at it's most basic. Then there's the action. The film is directed by Reeve's stuntman from The Matrix, so this guy knows action. There are sequences that flow so smoothly it puts other action films and their quick cuts to shame. Keaunu moves so fluidly throughout the film and comes across as such a natural that the only disappointment is that we have not seen him like this before. Along the way are plenty of character actors, fans of The Matrix and The Wire will recognize a few people then there are more obvious ones like Ian McShane and Willem Dafoe. Everyone seems to be having a good time. That is another plus for this movie. It get's dark at times but overall it is quite fun, not very chipper, but fun. I cannot recommend this movie enough. I believe it is a must see for action fans and for anyone looking for something a bit different from the usual fare.

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