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John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum

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90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score90%
  • John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum reloads for another hard-hitting round of the brilliantly choreographed, over-the-top action that fans of the franchise demand.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Tom RussoBoston Globe
    Reeves and Dacascos's brutal, climactic sparring session definitely leaves us wanting more, not to mention wondering about a potential Oscars sound editing category for shattering glass.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Choreography is all that's on offer here. The increasingly convoluted fight scenes turn into lifeless spectacle in this ugly franchise.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ben SachsChicago Reader
    Superior exercises in action-movie formalism, the John Wick movies evoke everything from Fritz Lang's silent thrillers to Gene Kelly's musicals...
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    It's rather like when Bond films went from Sean Connery to Roger Moore. Plenty of people will find this copacetic. A few will grouse about what's been lost: a touch of the real amid the merely fantastic.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    [I]t's a fun, entertaining romp that knows it's ridiculous from the moment that Wick takes out a towering 7-footer (the Philadelphia 76ers' Boban Marjanović) by beating him to death in a library with a book.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    While "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum" is an easy movie to recommend, it must be added that it's a hard movie to love.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Nicolás DelgadilloCultured Vultures
    It doesn't connect much on an emotional level, but the third chapter in the John Wick series is still violent action filmmaking at its finest.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    A.S. Hamrahn+1
    The choreography and the black-transparent look of that section of the film gave it a jolt and, for a while, a reason to exist. The rest lacked anything as involving, despite the aggressive, nonstop complication of every second of the film.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Karl DelossantosSmash Cut Reviews
    Director Chad Stahelski knows how to stage action, in this movie, he learns how to capture it.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ian Thomas MaloneIan Thomas Malone
    Parabellum ups the ante in a good way, an action-packed adventure bolstered by Reeves' dedication to his craft.
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