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Kierre's Review of Bullet Train 2022 ★★★

Watched Aug 06, 2022

Bullet Train stars Brad Pitt as a Hitman who has spent some time away from the field, who decides to return back to action for what is supposed to be a simple job. His Handler (played by Sandra Bullock) has an easy mission for him where he is to get on a train and retrieve a suitcase. However, once he is on the train he soon learns that there are other killers and assassins also on the train who either are also looking to take the case or to do him bodily harm. The film also stars Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, and host of cameos performances. I was extremely excited for this as I love a good action movie. The film does start off great. It is really funny in parts and there are several really good action scenes right away. However, the film feels quite long at 2 hours and some change. Ninety percent of the setting takes place on the train, and I felt there was no need for the film to be any longer than about an hour and a half, maybe an hour and 45 minutes tops. However, the film spends too much with too many cameos and twists and turns that by the end I really didn't even care that much anymore. I still enjoyed it overall, but it wasn't quite as awesome as I had hoped it would be.

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