The end of the line is just the beginning.
Unlucky assassin Ladybug is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world's fastest train.
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Movie ID : 718930
Movie Language : en
Original Title: Bullet Train
Popularity : 268.883
Release : 2022-07-03
Movie Title : Bullet Train
Rate : 7.5
Vote Count : 3784
Genre IDs : 28,35,53
Genres : Action, Comedy, Thriller
Tagline : The end of the line is just the beginning.
Revenue : 239268602
Runtime : 126
Status : Released
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Movie Production Studio
Company Name : 87North Productions
Budget : 90000000
HomePage : https://www.bullettrainmovie.com
IMDB ID : tt12593682
Country Code : US
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Spoken Language : 日本語
Company ID : 121470
Company Logo : [COMPANYLOGO]
Company Country : US
Casts and Crews
- Brad Pitt ( Brad Pitt ) Acting as Ladybug
- Joey King ( Joey King ) Acting as Prince
- Aaron Taylor-Johnson ( Aaron Taylor-Johnson ) Acting as Tangerine
- Brian Tyree Henry ( Brian Tyree Henry ) Acting as Lemon
- Andrew Koji ( Andrew Koji ) Acting as Kimura
- Hiroyuki Sanada ( Hiroyuki Sanada ) Acting as The Elder
- Michael Shannon ( Michael Shannon ) Acting as White Death
- Bad Bunny ( Bad Bunny ) Acting as The Wolf
- Sandra Bullock ( Sandra Bullock ) Acting as Maria
- Zazie Beetz ( Zazie Beetz ) Acting as The Hornet
- Logan Lerman ( Logan Lerman ) Acting as The Son
- Masi Oka ( Masi Oka ) Acting as Conductor
- Karen Fukuhara ( Karen Fukuhara ) Acting as Kayda Izumi Concession Girl
- Kevin Akiyoshi Ching ( Kevin Akiyoshi Ching ) Acting as Wataru
- Minchi Murakami ( Minchi Murakami ) Acting as Tokyo Zookeeper
- Kaori Taketani ( Kaori Taketani ) Acting as Asami Akiyama
- Toshitaka Katsumi ( Toshitaka Katsumi ) Acting as Policeman
- Jim Garrity ( Jim Garrity ) Acting as Senator
- Emelina Adams ( Emelina Adams ) Acting as Angelina Young
- Jenson Cheng ( Jenson Cheng ) Acting as Hospital Thug
- Nobuaki Shimamoto ( Nobuaki Shimamoto ) Acting as Minegishi
- Yoshi Sudarso ( Yoshi Sudarso ) Acting as Young Elder
- Johanna Watts ( Johanna Watts ) Acting as White Death's Wife
- Ian Martinez ( Ian Martinez ) Acting as Wolf (9 Years Old)
- Tania Verafield ( Tania Verafield ) Acting as Wolf's Mother
- Pancho Cardena ( Pancho Cardena ) Acting as Cartel Enforcer
- Julio Gabay ( Julio Gabay ) Acting as El Saguaro
- Andrea Muñoz ( Andrea Muñoz ) Acting as Mrs. Wolf
- Nancy Daly ( Nancy Daly ) Acting as Annoyed Passenger
- Arnold Chun ( Arnold Chun ) Acting as Takashi Ito
- Naomi Matsuda ( Naomi Matsuda ) Acting as Impatient Passenger
- Benmio McCrea ( Benmio McCrea ) Acting as Cardiovascular Surgeon
- Pasha D. Lychnikoff ( Pasha D. Lychnikoff ) Acting as Alexei Ilyin
- Joshua Johnson-Payne ( Joshua Johnson-Payne ) Acting as Young Lemon
- Miles Marz ( Miles Marz ) Acting as Young Tangerine
- Michelle Lee ( Michelle Lee ) Acting as Watchful Nurse
- Parker Lin ( Parker Lin ) Acting as Young Kimura
- Garland Scott ( Garland Scott ) Acting as Angry Merc
- Jason Matthew Smith ( Jason Matthew Smith ) Acting as Curious Merc
- Zooey Miyoshi ( Zooey Miyoshi ) Acting as Okimi (Water Kid)
- Kamil Aydin ( Kamil Aydin ) Acting as White Death Thug
- David Leitch ( David Leitch ) Directing as Jeff Zufelt
- Channing Tatum ( Channing Tatum ) Acting as Train Passenger (uncredited)
- Ryan Reynolds ( Ryan Reynolds ) Acting as Carver (uncredited)
- M.G. Gong ( M.G. Gong ) Acting as Gangster on Shizuoka station
- Alonso Saravia ( Alonso Saravia ) Acting as Wedding Guest
- Ricky Su ( Ricky Su ) Acting as Passenger
- Marco M Torres ( Marco M Torres ) Acting as Paramedic 1
- Ebaa AbuAmmar ( Ebaa AbuAmmar ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- Chris Aemond ( Chris Aemond ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- Naomi Amante ( Naomi Amante ) Acting as Cartel Girlfriend (uncredited)
- Ayne Aoun ( Ayne Aoun ) Acting as SOC Cartel Wife (uncredited)
- Gina Aponte ( Gina Aponte ) Acting as Train Station Booth Agent (uncredited)
- Ray Buffer ( Ray Buffer ) Acting as Russian Thug (uncredited)
- Justin Cabanting ( Justin Cabanting ) Acting as Tokyo Station Passenger (uncredited)
- Anna Carina ( Anna Carina ) Acting as Momomon (uncredited)
- Kate Chen ( Kate Chen ) Acting as Tokyo Passenger (uncredited)
- Josh Cruze ( Josh Cruze ) Acting as Bartender (Uncredited)
- Louis Delavenne ( Louis Delavenne ) Crew as International Traveler (uncredited)
- Mike Ferguson ( Mike Ferguson ) Acting as Russian (uncredited)
- Reut Fish ( Reut Fish ) Acting as Cantina Waitress (uncredited)
- Rolando Gonzalez ( Rolando Gonzalez ) Acting as Cartel (uncredited)
- Brandon Halvorsen ( Brandon Halvorsen ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- Masashi Ishizuka ( Masashi Ishizuka ) Acting as Oden Food Stand chef (uncredited)
- Reyna Kajino ( Reyna Kajino ) Acting as Passenger (Student) (uncredited)
- Shota Kakibata ( Shota Kakibata ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- Alice Ko ( Alice Ko ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- David Kuahiwinui ( David Kuahiwinui ) Acting as Gangster (uncredited)
- Waymond Lee ( Waymond Lee ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- Leon Masuda ( Leon Masuda ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- Ego Mikitas ( Ego Mikitas ) Acting as Man in Black (uncredited)
- Shoko Rice ( Shoko Rice ) Acting as Rail Worker (uncredited)
- RiRia ( RiRia ) Acting as Harajuku girl (uncredited)
- Lyonne Sakamoto ( Lyonne Sakamoto ) Acting as Sleeping child (uncredited)
- Ezra Samson ( Ezra Samson ) Acting as Watura #3 (uncredited)
- Jose J. Santana ( Jose J. Santana ) Acting as Bodyguard (uncredited)
- Sakura Sugihara ( Sakura Sugihara ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- Kim Taratko ( Kim Taratko ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- Charlotte Xia ( Charlotte Xia ) Acting as Japanese girl (uncredited)
- Harrison Xu ( Harrison Xu ) Acting as Passenger (uncredited)
- Mary Vernieu ( Mary Vernieu ) Production, Job: Casting From Department of Production
- David Leitch ( David Leitch ) Directing, Job: Director From Department of Directing
- David Leitch ( David Leitch ) Directing, Job: Producer From Department of Production
- Jonathan Sela ( Jonathan Sela ) Camera, Job: Director of Photography From Department of Camera
- Mark P. Stoeckinger ( Mark P. Stoeckinger ) Sound, Job: Supervising Sound Editor From Department of Sound
- Antoine Fuqua ( Antoine Fuqua ) Directing, Job: Producer From Department of Production
- Brent O'Connor ( Brent O'Connor ) Production, Job: Executive Producer From Department of Production
- Brent O'Connor ( Brent O'Connor ) Production, Job: Unit Production Manager From Department of Production
- Richard Redlefsen ( Richard Redlefsen ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Key Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Chris Farmer ( Chris Farmer ) Art, Job: Supervising Art Director From Department of Art
- Jeff Imada ( Jeff Imada ) Crew, Job: Stunts From Department of Crew
- David Scheunemann ( David Scheunemann ) Art, Job: Production Design From Department of Art
- Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir ( Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir ) Editing, Job: Editor From Department of Editing
- Lindsay Graham Ahanonu ( Lindsay Graham Ahanonu ) Production, Job: Casting From Department of Production
- Kelly McCormick ( Kelly McCormick ) Production, Job: Producer From Department of Production
- Kotaro Isaka ( Kotaro Isaka ) Writing, Job: Book From Department of Writing
- Nicolas Plotquin ( Nicolas Plotquin ) Art, Job: Art Direction From Department of Art
- Kat Samick ( Kat Samick ) Production, Job: Executive Producer From Department of Production
- Paul Barry ( Paul Barry ) Directing, Job: First Assistant Director From Department of Directing
- Coy Aune ( Coy Aune ) Camera, Job: "B" Camera Operator From Department of Camera
- Ross Dunkerley ( Ross Dunkerley ) Lighting, Job: Chief Lighting Technician From Department of Lighting
- Elissa Ruminer ( Elissa Ruminer ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Hairstylist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Jean Ann Black ( Jean Ann Black ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Anthony Almaraz ( Anthony Almaraz ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Set Costumer From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Sam Page ( Sam Page ) Art, Job: Set Designer From Department of Art
- Chris Larsen ( Chris Larsen ) Art, Job: Set Dresser From Department of Art
- Brittany Morrissey ( Brittany Morrissey ) Production, Job: Executive In Charge Of Production From Department of Production
- Ken Niederbaumer ( Ken Niederbaumer ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Steven Melton ( Steven Melton ) Art, Job: Property Master From Department of Art
- Richard Bloom ( Richard Bloom ) Art, Job: Art Direction From Department of Art
- Bob Moore Jr. ( Bob Moore Jr. ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Set Costumer From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Frank A. Montaño ( Frank A. Montaño ) Sound, Job: Sound Re-Recording Mixer From Department of Sound
- Jon Taylor ( Jon Taylor ) Sound, Job: Sound Re-Recording Mixer From Department of Sound
- Valentina Aulisi ( Valentina Aulisi ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Set Costumer From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Evan Schiff ( Evan Schiff ) Editing, Job: Additional Editing From Department of Editing
- Łukasz Bielan ( Łukasz Bielan ) Camera, Job: "A" Camera Operator From Department of Camera
- Dominic Lewis ( Dominic Lewis ) Sound, Job: Original Music Composer From Department of Sound
- Carleigh Herbert ( Carleigh Herbert ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Janine Rath ( Janine Rath ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Hair Department Head From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Whitney James ( Whitney James ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Anna Quinn ( Anna Quinn ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Key Hair Stylist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Greg Rementer ( Greg Rementer ) Acting, Job: Stunt Coordinator From Department of Crew
- Greg Rementer ( Greg Rementer ) Acting, Job: Second Unit Director From Department of Directing
- Elizabeth Keenan ( Elizabeth Keenan ) Art, Job: Set Decoration From Department of Art
- Season Kent ( Season Kent ) Sound, Job: Music Supervisor From Department of Sound
- Lisa Rodgers ( Lisa Rodgers ) Crew, Job: Post Production Supervisor From Department of Crew
- Andrea Manners ( Andrea Manners ) Directing, Job: Script Supervisor From Department of Directing
- Nathan W. Bailey ( Nathan W. Bailey ) Art, Job: Set Designer From Department of Art
- Jimmy E. Jensen ( Jimmy E. Jensen ) Camera, Job: First Assistant "A" Camera From Department of Camera
- Buzzy Burwell ( Buzzy Burwell ) Lighting, Job: Assistant Chief Lighting Technician From Department of Lighting
- David Winner ( David Winner ) Camera, Job: Best Boy Grip From Department of Camera
- Merc Arceneaux ( Merc Arceneaux ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Department Head From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Michelle Audrina Kim ( Michelle Audrina Kim ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Steven John Brown ( Steven John Brown ) Crew, Job: Stunts From Department of Crew
- Stephen Bettles ( Stephen Bettles ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Trevor Carroll-Coe ( Trevor Carroll-Coe ) Camera, Job: Second Assistant "B" Camera From Department of Camera
- Bryan Yaconelli ( Bryan Yaconelli ) Production, Job: Production Supervisor From Department of Production
- Karen Riemenschneider ( Karen Riemenschneider ) Art, Job: Set Decoration Buyer From Department of Art
- Rahma Farahat ( Rahma Farahat ) Art, Job: Assistant Art Director From Department of Art
- Cynthia Welles ( Cynthia Welles ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Key Hair Stylist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Mark Hyde ( Mark Hyde ) Camera, Job: Key Grip From Department of Camera
- Daniel Pershing ( Daniel Pershing ) Camera, Job: Dolly Grip From Department of Camera
- Robert Kato DeStefan ( Robert Kato DeStefan ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Nick Ellsberg ( Nick Ellsberg ) Editing, Job: First Assistant Editor From Department of Editing
- Whitney Richman ( Whitney Richman ) Visual Effects, Job: Visual Effects Producer From Department of Visual Effects
- Michael Brazelton ( Michael Brazelton ) Visual Effects, Job: Visual Effects Supervisor From Department of Visual Effects
- Tim Christie ( Tim Christie ) Camera, Job: Dolly Grip From Department of Camera
- Stephen Early ( Stephen Early ) Camera, Job: First Assistant "B" Camera From Department of Camera
- Josh Mar ( Josh Mar ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Set Costumer From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Jason Halley ( Jason Halley ) Directing, Job: Second Assistant Director From Department of Directing
- Sarah Evelyn ( Sarah Evelyn ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Costume Design From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Marissa Lafayette ( Marissa Lafayette ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Zak Olkewicz ( Zak Olkewicz ) Writing, Job: Screenplay From Department of Writing
- Ryosuke Saegusa ( Ryosuke Saegusa ) Production, Job: Executive Producer From Department of Production
- Yuma Terada ( Yuma Terada ) Production, Job: Executive Producer From Department of Production
- Celina Hollaender ( Celina Hollaender ) Art, Job: Set Designer From Department of Art
- Rory Gaudio ( Rory Gaudio ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Tristan Chavez ( Tristan Chavez ) Camera, Job: Second Assistant "A" Camera From Department of Camera
- Natascha Matzat ( Natascha Matzat ) Art, Job: Set Designer From Department of Art
- Joe Weber ( Joe Weber ) Art, Job: Set Designer From Department of Art
- Liza Montoya ( Liza Montoya ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Set Costumer From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- Avu-chan ( Avu-chan ) Sound, Job: Songs From Department of Sound
- Adorjan Portik ( Adorjan Portik ) Art, Job: Set Designer From Department of Art
- Ashley Tarver ( Ashley Tarver ) Costume & Make-Up, Job: Makeup Artist From Department of Costume & Make-Up
- MSB ( msbreviews ) give rating 7 FULL SPOILER-FREE REVIEW @ https://www.msbreviews.com/movie-reviews/bullet-train-spoiler-free-review
- ( Kgprophet ) give rating 6 “Snatch” On A Train
- ( garethmb ) give rating I first got an extended look at “Bullet Train” during Cinemacon when a reel of the film was shown during the Sony showcase to an enthusiastic crowd. The footage mixed action and humor with quirky and dysfunctional characters and became a must-see film for me based on the teased footage.
- ( r96sk ) give rating 9 Such a blast!
- CinemaSerf ( Geronimo1967 ) give rating 7 Brad Pitt is "Ladybug" - a now zen-like, semi-retired, hitman brought out of retirement to appropriate a suitcase from a train. Easy enough task, you might think - especially as he obtains it relatively easily. It then transpires, though, that there is much more afoot. Also on the train are the two guys who own the suitcase - "Lemon" (Brian Tyree Henry) and his twin "Tangerine" (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who have been tasked with rescuing the recently kidnapped son of the legendary "White Death" crime lord and his ransom (in the suitcase). When the pair discover that their loot has gone missing and that their charge has developed a rather nasty habit of bleeding from the eyes, they have to keep their suspicious employer at bay and find their luggage whilst this high-speed train hurtles from Tokyo to Kyoto. Add to the mix the slightly enigmatic "Prince" (Joey King) - outwardly a charming, butter-wouldn't-melt, schoolgirl type, but really a gal who is also up to something with the rather hapless "Kimura" (Andrew Kohi) whose son she had recently pushed from a roof and, well... Yes, the plot is pretty convoluted at the start but with a monologue style narrative well delivered by an on-form Pitt, and an engaging repartee between the 'Thomas the Tank Engine" obsessed "Lemon" and his spiritual brother, this actually makes for quite a decent action adventure. It is way too long - it could comfortably shave twenty minutes from the character establishment phase, but the script is quickly paced and sometimes quite clever and there are plenty of action scenes that are fun to watch and don't take too long. It has shades of "Pulp Fiction" (1994) I thought - multiple characters with entertaining storylines that gradually involve and synergise all the characters. The ending isn't the best, and perhaps one might wonder about the complete lack of security not just on the train but at just about every station between the two cities. Carnage ensues pretty readily but no sign of a blue light. It's fun, throwaway, entertainment that follows on from "The Lost City" in which Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum allow Pitt the supporting role that he allows to both of them - and a tiny but of Ryan Reynolds too, if you are eagle-eyed, here. It's factory fodder, and you won't remember it by Christmas - but it's still nice to see some folks having fun on a big screen with no pretence whatsoever.
- ( mooney240 ) give rating 7 Bullet Train combines all the action, expertise, and stunt work of John Wick with the pacing, goofiness, and fun of Hot Fuzz.
- ( bcorrel2 ) give rating 9 A well-timed, funny, action packed train ride, I was not bored for a single second of this film.
- Per Gunnar Jonsson ( Dark Jedi ) give rating 9 This was a fund movie indeed, and quite woke-free at that. The fact that the woke crap site Rotten Tomatoes has marked it as rotten (despite it having more than 50% positive critics reviews) was a good sign of course.
- Peter McGinn ( narrator56 ) give rating 7 I see there are a LOT of reviews of Bullet Train here, so I will be brief. I usually only watch action movies if they contain a large element of humor and, if possible, an actor I like. So I gave Bullet Train a try. I figured Brad Pitt wouldn’t get involved with a totally awful film.
"Bullet Train employs David Leitch's maximalist style in a purposefully silly narrative driven by frenetic action and distinct humor.
Although it doesn't stray from the familiar formulas and doesn't leave viewers blown away by never-before-seen action sequences, the execution of all the intended cinematic moments is more than satisfying, resulting in a couple of hours full of entertainment.
The exceptional cast is worth the ticket, and every second with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry is genuinely hilarious. Brad Pitt shines as well.
Despite visual effects, script, and character development all traveling in economy class, it would be a "crime" not to recommend this trip."
It should not be a coincidence that Bullet Train and the movie Snatch both feature Brad Pitt. This kind of offbeat storytelling appeals to Pitt. I get a flashback of Pitt in “Twelve Monkeys”, embracing the lunacy. One might also see Tarantino in the storytelling as well. Most of the critics get it right though, the execution is a little flat. What works however are the montages of the other assassins and their backstory. The entire production, and I mean every single shot, feels like it is from a graphic novel. Careful attention to glowing backlights from buttons or tv screens or fancy lighting in general makes this bristle with Japanese cityscape. In fact every shot of the Bullet train that goes from Tokyo to Kyoto (which I have taken myself) shows it as (CGI) cityscape. So the slick feel is done by using cutaway shots of the bullet train never leaving the city (believe it our not in reality the train does go through some countryside) as a punch point as some stunning event happens with the plot.
So this is a thriller, and it tries to throw in some whodunnit of who killed who. It also adds tension as our protagonist does not know he is in possible danger while the audience has been clued in. I like the attempt to go against stereotypes with our main characters. That includes the rich adolescent daughter. Dressed innocently, she actually has a cold heart. As for Brad Pitt, he is a little too “this all for fun”, and becomes a little too relaxed in a movie star going through the motions kind of way. Which I guarantee is not what Pitt is actually doing. I think he takes any role seriously and is acting out his character to the fullest. It's just that his character feels a but thin here.
I felt the movie started off on the wrong foot with the banter between Pitt and his handler. As an editor, I would trusted the audience to let Pitt enter the story without the on the nose exposition. I also think that a slightly more serious tone would not make the gratuitous violence feel so comic book. Therein lies the reason this movie exists in the first place, John Wick. Audiences are expecting creative action sequences, and there are many set pieces that take advantage of being stuck on a train. Two other main characters are a lower class set of English assassins, straight from “Snatch”. That movie depicted a good number of lower class criminals in England speaking goofy dialogue and taking part in some Three Stooges style of mishaps. The duo here spend the entire movie bickering, finding their personal problems more interesting than our caper. I felt their schtick was pushed (their names are Tangerine and Lemon), and the expected humour didn't really connect with the audience. Which is too bad, because they are essentially the main characters, probably getting more screen time than Pitt.
The Japan setting worked very well, although I expect that none of the film was actually shot in Japan, except maybe one of the early establishing shots. The stylish production design necessitated lots of embellishments to the slick backgrounds that the real world can't match. That's OK, I appreciated how cool the movie looked as this convoluted world of Japanese but not Japanese criminals go after the Macguffin. That is, although this a Japanese crime movie, many of the key characters are not Japanese.
As for the action scenes, they are serviceable with a mix of weapons and hand to hand fighting. However there is an annoying habit of victims dying and not dying. Those type of one twist too many issues prevent this movie from being a James Bond kind of generic thriller that delivers the goods. I just recently saw “Gray Man”, and took note that although the story had nothing original to say, it stayed to it's core action tenets and didn't try to confuse the audience with any real twists. So even though both of these films are losers for the critics, there still is a level of roller coaster ride mentality that makes a well made action yarn enjoyable. So I enjoyed this more than those recent lazy Fast and Furious films, but found the story too convoluted, even more than “Gray Man”. 6 out of 10.
The film is based on a book by Kotaro Isaka and stars Brad Pitt as an operative named Ladybug. He is called at the last minute as a replacement and given instructions to board a Bullet Train and snatch a case in one of the passenger areas before exiting at the next station.
Having gone through a recent crisis, Ladybug is awash in various philosophical and new age ideas as he attempts to find his inner peace and a new path in life, as such he does not take a gun with him when he boards despite being instructed to do so by his handler.
The train is filled with various killers and dangerous people who are there to accomplish various goals and most of whom fail frequently in violent and hysterical manners which further complicate their agendas as well as that of the others and often puts them into conflict with one another as the story unfolds.
It would be difficult to go into further detail on the various characters without spoiling some of the reveals and twists along the way but suffice it to say that Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry as Tangerine and Lemon are great and their banter, as well as capers, is a frequent highlight.
There are some surprise cameos in the film which add to the fun and Joey King is as great as perhaps one of the more complicated characters in the film. Pitt is clearly the star but the film allows him as well as his supporting cast plenty of moments to shine and the humor flies fast and frequent as does the action which creates a very engaging and stylistic hybrid of western and Asian cinema.
The film does drag slightly late before leading to the finale but thanks to the great cast and action it comes through in the end.
Director David Leitch has worked on films such as “Deadpool 2”, “Atomic Blonde”, and “John Wick: and you can see that he has a knack for directing action and comedy as this is a very fun and engaging film that has some great action and humor and one that you will not want to miss.
4 stars out of 5.
Personally, I wasn't expecting much from 'Bullet Train' at all. The (most overplayed) trailer didn't fill with me with much interest and I thought the bullet train aspect would be gimmicky and perhaps even too limiting. However, to my surprise it's the exact opposite to all that. It's supremely entertaining and very amusing!
I love the whole style of the film, the editing is top notch. the bloody visuals are class and the music is superbly chosen - every track hits. Then you also have an excellent cast. I thought, again based on the trailer(s) that I saw, it would be a run-of-the-mill Brad Pitt feature, but his performance is terrific throughout.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry are a quality double act, I thought their accents and dynamic would get tiresome but if anything I enjoyed them the more I saw them - funny guys! Joey King was the only character I wasn't sold on during the film, though by the end I dug her performance too.
Andrew Koji and Hiroyuki Sanada are also very good, while Michael Shannon, Benito A. Martínez Ocasio (aka Bad Bunny) and Zazie Beetz are welcomed cast members as well. There are also a few other noteworthy people involved, including two that Pitt knows well from a different 2022 flick. Seriously, what a cast!
If I had to mention one gripe, it would be the run time/pacing - this is me nit-picking, though at like one or two (no more than that) moments I did feel like it wasn't paced incredibly. Again, no biggie though. All in all, I most definitely had a great time with this and would certainly recommend it.*
*still, if you want an even greater film set entirely on a train then you gotta check out the outstanding 'Source Code' - one of my favourites!
High energy, vibrant colors, funny characters, and excellent action fuel Bullet Train to take its audience on a wild and entertaining ride. Each character is larger than life and outrageous, but all fit perfectly in this vivid and comical world. Bullet Train feels like Edgar Wright’s version of John Wick - all the action is there, but so are all the comedy and quirky characters. Brad Pitt’s prowess as an actor shines as his ridiculous peace-loving assassin blunders through the film but never crosses the line into cliche or too much. Brian Tyree Henry’s Lemon is the most entertaining out of a cast of enthusiastic over-the-top characters that will have you laughing from the first second til the credits roll. Funny cameos and great action punctuate this already fun and colorful film. Bullet Train is a fun watch, but some poor visual effects distract from the ending and keep the rating from being higher. Even with its few faults, Bullet Train is a goofy, dynamic, and bright action flick that invents a fun world I wouldn’t mind exploring in future films.
It is an action/comedy about an unbelievably unlucky (and a bit stupid) assassin played by Brad Pitt. The movie mixes action, comedy, a bit of suspense and a fair amount of gore in a quite enjoyable package.
The movie balances the comedy bits right on the line where it would turn silly and cringe-worthy but there was really only one place where I went “Oh no, what the f…?”.
The action bits are overall quite good but this is Hollywood with their armada of clueless script writers so sometimes they get a bit ridiculous. Like being able to hang on to the outside of a bullet train while it speeds away.
Although fairly unbelievable and over the top, the core story actually makes some sense but then, it was not written by some Hollywood hack but instead based on a novel.
Overall it was a fun movie with a lot of laughs. The end twist with the tangerine truck was absolutely hilarious.
So yes, it was humorous and often entertaining, with the comic book violence action films often seem to include, I guess because the audience demands it. I almost gave up on it halfway through, not because it was boring but just because the story seemed so shallow and the subplots didn’t grab me. But the film’s action moved along fast enough for me to stick with it. Like I said, it is entertaining in places and witty overall, though I can’t imagine ever watching it a second time.
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