Watch my video review above of Keanu Reeves’s new action film, John Wickwhere he plays a one-time hit man goaded back into action by (as I mentioned in an earlier column) the heinous acts of some completely expendable (and soon-to-be expended) Russian mobsters.

Reeves, now 50, returns to the action genre years after his heyday in The Matrix trilogy, and he’s in fine form. I think fans will love his work here. That said, I’m less certain about the rest of the movie, which also stars Willem Dafoe, Michael Nyqvist and Alfie AllenIan McShane, Bridget Moynahan and John Leguizamo also appear.

The R-rated film is distributed by Lionsgate, directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, from a screenplay by Derek Kolstad.

Are you looking forward to the film? Let us know what you think if you’ve seen it.