REVIEW: John Wick

Photo: Summit Entertainment

Photo: Summit Entertainment

Chris Luckett

It’s always a bold move for an action movie to name itself after its lead character, especially if the character isn’t known to audiences yet. A title is the first and sometimes only chance studios get to describe or sell a movie to audiences, and whether it’s John Carter or Jack Reacher, a name alone tells nothing to an audience. Such action movies need to be good enough to deliver if audiences go in sight unseen. Thankfully, despite the generic title, John Wick is one of the better action movies of the fall.

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