John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum

critic Reviews

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
    Nabila HatimyThe Star (Kenya)
    The outrageous concept is amusing yet engaging. The action scenes are over the top, with bits of humour thrown in the mix. All in all, the film works. Mostly, the credit goes to Keanu Reeves for his unwavering and convincing performance.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    Parabellum is exactly what you want in both a summer action film and a John Wick film. It's also the beginning of the series' gradual accent into controlled ridiculousness, the same fantastic way that the Fast & Furious franchise did.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Yasser MedinaCinemaficionados
    This new installment in the John Wick universe, directed once again by Chad Stahelski, has enough adrenaline to knock me out of my seat for two hours that travels as fast as a bullet. [Full review in Spanish]
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David G. HughesElectric Ghost Magazine
    Few, if any, franchise has objectified its central figure so gloriously, so effectively, as to make a statement about human form itself.
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