The highly anticipated John Wick: Chapter 4 has received its first reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, earning a "fresh" rating and maintaining the consistent critical acclaim of the fan-favorite action franchise, which stars Keanu Reeves.
The movie is set to be released widely on March 24th and will continue the story from the previous installment, where John Wick found himself on the run from the assassin brotherhood he was once a part of, receiving help from a network of dangerous characters, including Laurence Fishburne's Bowery King.
The franchise began with a low-budget action movie but quickly expanded into a successful film series, with a television tie-in. Currently, with 26 critic reviews, John Wick: Chapter 4 has an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which may change as more early reviews are published. The first John Wick movie has the lowest Rotten Tomatoes rating in the franchise at 86%, while both previous sequels share the highest score of 89%. Chapter 4 debuted at 86%, rising to 90% at one point, before dropping slightly, so it could fall anywhere between the top and bottom of the franchise by the time it's released to audiences.
In a 2022 interview with a magazine, director Stahelski described the movie as a blend of The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Zatoichi, and Greek mythology, saying "who else f---ing says those kinds of sentences? Now you know why I like doing John Wicks." He also shared that the team was cautious not to repeat the formula that worked in the previous movies, resulting in multiple storylines and a more epic feel to the fourth installment.
In the highly anticipated fourth installment of the John Wick series, our titular hero faces his most formidable foes yet. As the bounty on his head continues to soar, Wick embarks on a global mission to take on the powerful players of the underworld. From New York to Paris, and Osaka to Berlin, Wick fights to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds against the High Table.
The star-studded cast includes Keanu Reeves, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Laurence Fishburne, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Lance Reddick, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, and Ian McShane.
John Wick: Chapter 4 will hit theaters on March 24, with IMAX screenings available in select markets.