Directed by David Leitch
Written by Zak Olkewicz
Based on the novel by Kōtarō Isaka
Starring Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny, & Sandra Bullock
Release Date: August 5, 2022
Running Time: 2hr 7min
Unlucky assassin Ladybug (Pitt) is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs has gone off the rails. His latest job is retrieving a briefcase aboard a Shinkansen (bullet train) going from Tokyo to Kyoto. Fate has other plans, however, as the mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe, all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives.
The film was theatrically released in the United States on August 5, 2022, by Sony Pictures Releasing. It has grossed $239.3 million worldwide on a production budget of around $90 million, and received mixed reviews from critics. I honestly don’t get why the mixed reception, I think this movie is fucking awesome! It’s a fast paced, funny, twist filled thriller with all sorts of crazy twists, turns and spectacular action set pieces. It’s a little over 2 hours, but it never feels like it’s overstaying its welcome. Lots of great shots, particularly the ones bathed in neon lights.
The entire main cast give very lively performances, and almost everyone gets something cool or funny to say. If you go in with the right mindset I think you’ll have a very enjoyable viewing experience. Definitely give this one a watch!
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