John Wick (2014)
The world of hitmen and mobsters is revitalized in this razor-sharp hybrid of sizzling action and stylish noir evocative of the old hard-boiled detective genre. Keanu Reeves is perfectly cast as the icy, superhuman hitman who finds himself making an involuntary comeback in the business after his wife dies and he falls victim to a violent burglary. Enter mega kill-mode! Naturally, Wick's skill is way beyond belief, and the film is willing to make every kind of concession in order to satisfy its own vanity, but it is so forward-moving and enterprising that it almost makes you believe it isn't completely self-centered and intrinsically cliché-ridden. John Wick is great fun for those who think stuff like this is great fun.