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'John Wick' brings A game to violent business of revenge
'John Wick' brings A game to violent business of revenge

As weaponized mayhem of the most disreputably electrifying kind, the sleek and eccentric revenge tale "John Wick" jabs far above its weight class thanks to the panther physicality of 50-year-old headliner Keanu Reeves and a tightly pitched mix of humor and expertly choreographed hyper-violence from writer Derek Kolstad and first-time director Chad Stahelski. It's a B movie made with A-student love for the relentless thrill of bodies in brutal motion. This taciturn, retired hit man's story can be summed up thusly: loving wife dead, vintage Mustang stolen, cute dog killed, it's time to hit "start" on a one-man bloodbath. Sad Keanu, meet Bad Keanu. When...

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