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
    Steven SheehanThe Digital Fix
    if you haven't got battle fatigue by the end you should prepare to suit up, reload and get ready to go out blazing.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Robert RotenLaramie Movie Scope
    The main things this film has going for it are its many well-staged action scenes, particularly its beautifully choreographed martial arts sequences and stunts. There is a lot of variety in these scenes.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Ryan SilbersteinCinema76
    If you're the kind of person who can cheer when a knife toss is expertly executed, Chapter 3 should not be missed.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    "It should have little appeal to viewers who want a film to make at least some sense and not be ultra-violent.
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