Review: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

I really love John Wick series, the lack of Hollywood magic makes the movies more magical, and the dedication to detail and realism makes these movies feel even more brutal somehow. Keanu Reeves’ famed dedication to stunt work allows some of the action to feel more visceral and real than other action films. It’s remarkably well choreographed from start to finish, maintaining momentum and knowing precisely when to ramp up.

This movie is a fun, violent joyride with the stunt and camera work and action choreography that top notch. In the first thirty minutes alone, John Wick earns the price of admission, with the ticking clock of a pending open bounty provides extra adrenaline on top of a barrage of action scenes, each better than the last. 

One of the highlight of this chapter is Halle Berry as Sofia, a hotel manage in Casablanca who owes a debt and has more than enough skills to match Wick. For a brief moment, Parabellum even becomes infatuated with the crafty and dangerous woman, almost forgetting that she isn’t the main character. Rest assured, there will be plenty more to see of her character in the future, in some way or another.

If you liked the previous movies, then you will definitely like this one as well, because John Wick 3 heavily leans on the first two movies (almost too much). If you are not a huge fan of the series, then you may not get much out of watching it in the theater versus watching it at home. 


Legendary hitman John Wick must fight his way out of New York when a $14 million contract on his life makes him the target of the world’s top assassins. Being declared as excommunicado after killing D’Antonio on Continental grounds, the chances of survival have never been thinner for Wick. With the aid of old allies, John seeks to turn the tide and be reunited with the reincarnation of his dog Bailey.


Chad Stahelski


screenplay by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams

story by Derek Kolstad

based on characters by Derek Kolstad


  • Keanu Reeves as John Wick
  • Halle Berry as Sofia
  • Laurence Fishburne as the Bowery King
  • Mark Dacascos as Zero
  • Asia Kate Dillon as the Adjudicator
  • Lance Reddick as Charon
  • Anjelica Huston as the Director
  • Ian McShane as Winston
  • Saïd Taghmaoui as the Elder
  • Jeffrey Characterwheaties as Jason Mantzoukas as Tick Tock Man
  • Robin Lord Taylor as the Administrator
  • Jerome Flynn as Berrada
  • Tobias Segal as Earl
  • Randall Duk Kim as Doctor
  • Boban Marjanović as Ernest
  • Josh Gad as Bailey

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

Metacritic: 73/100

After Credits Scene? No


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