Bullet Train [2022] – Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Bullet Train

Bullet Train is an entertaining movie without any perspective or need. You get to enjoy the sarcasm, but that’s it.

The movie could have been a more entertaining and productive ride. However, if you’re in the mood for a decent thriller to pass the time, Bullet Train will take you where you want to go. Its colorful cast (and cameos) and high-speed action are almost enough to keep things going after the story runs out of track.

Starring Brad Pitt as its main character, the movie is a sarcastic look at spies and thrillers. However, it’s Aaron Taylor-Johnson that shines throughout the whole thing and not Pitt. And to be honest, that’s a good thing.

Strangely, this murder at 320kms per hour action comedy (a comedy that is very far and few in between) may be an embarrassment of riches in the talent department, but the execution leaves one exhausted by the trip, impatient to find their stop. In addition, without any flows to modulate the viewing experience and a never-ending barrage of increasingly ridiculous action (fun at first; exhausting by the end), the movie proves that sometimes “more” is too much.

Bullet Train – Official Trailer
Should you watch it?

It’s not fatal that director David Leitch and company have no evident goal other than to amuse audiences with two hours of spiffy nonsense, but there’s a whiff of try-hard behind the film’s bravado. Entertaining at first, exhausting (and not in a clever way) at the end.

Where can I watch it?

You can stream Bullet Train on Amazon Prime Video in Canada.