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John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum

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  • 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.
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Matthew
    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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  • Sam AdamsSlate
    The best way to watch isn't with oohs and aahhs. It's with laughter, savoring the beauty and the absurdity of each elaborate spectacle. Each movement is a joke, and death is the ultimate punchline.
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  • David HarrisSpectrum Culture
    While it is exhilarating to watch its tightly choreographed scenes and cheer as Keanu Reeves puts a sword through an assailant, it is also good to pause and recognize that we are, in fact, cheering as human beings are killed.
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  • Dominic GriffinThe Armchair Auteur
    We may not have gotten the John Wick sequel we wanted, but it's entirely possible it's the one we need for now.
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  • Sean ChandlerSean Chandler Talks About
    This is a movie that absolutely delivers on the most important thing that it must deliver on: the action. But on the story level, this is probably the weakest of the stories in this franchise.
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  • Harris DangImpulse Gamer
    John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum is an action extravaganza that improves on the first two films with more ambitious action, a deeper understanding of the titular character, and an illuminating look into the world of assassins.
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