Parents' Guide to

John Wick: Chapter 2

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Assassin action sequel is thrilling but very bloody.

Movie R 2017 122 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 19 parent reviews

age 10+

I think it’s not that bad personally and anyone 10 and up should watch it.
age 13+

Amazing movie 13+

I think the movie was amazing teens should be fine though there is one scene where a naked women slices her wrists in a bathtub which is probably the worst scene in the whole series. Still recommend to teens who are into action movies.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (19 ):
Kids say (72 ):

If there's a plot in this fun-but-too-gory follow-up to John Wick, it's not there to serve the narrative. Instead, it exists as a bar on which to hang all the bloodshed that the film unfurls in its ferocious, vicious glory -- which appears to be the point of this entire enterprise. Not more than five minutes (okay, maybe 10 in one spot) pass in between fights, confrontations, and face-offs.

Perhaps because they're a welcome break from the nonstop violence, the witty, sometimes weirdly funny moments that thread through the film (and the series -- the first John Wick was similar) are all the more appealing. For instance, there's a sequence in which a "sommelier" describes guns as if they were Chardonnays and Chiantis. And Reeves' brand of tight-lipped spy soldier is perfect for the franchise: He's brawny and conflicted, tough and empathetic, and very well-versed in the ways of weaponry.

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