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5th August
2022
written by Adam

Traveling across the country of Japan on a bullet train bound for Kyoto, Ladybug (Brad Pitt), is a man for hire on a simple snatch and grab mission to recover a briefcase. But, as events go sideways it would appear he’s not the only hired hand on the train. Speeding towards the final destination the carnage on the train ensues, but who’s actually pulling the strings, and what does the White Death Kingpin (Michael Shannon) have to do with all aboard?Written by Zak Olkewicz based on the book by Kôtarô Isaka and directed by David Leitch, this Summertime testosterone fueled romp leaves the station at full speed with impossibly choreographed fight sequences, witty enough dialogue, and, a ridiculous enough gumshoe anti-hero as a paint by numbers popcorn chomper. Big stars, check, big action, check, mindless plot, check, Sandra Bullock, check, train that has to speed up, check, punk rockin’ foreign soundtrack, check. I think you get the idea, not to be taken seriously, and not looking for serious accolades, it’s all aboard for goofy action from start to finish, woo woo! Check your brain at the door and enjoy the ride. Running two hours and six minutes, Bullet Train is rated R.

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