JOHN WICK is more entertaining than Keanu Reeves shooting 1000 scumbags in the face! Actually, no. It's precisely that entertaining. YMMV.
For a good long stretch, this plays like PAYBACK (a flawed film I actually really like, echoed here by a single-minded hammer-vs.-nails protagonist shooting his way through a vaguely alternate, vaguely anachronistic setting) with the ultraviolence of PUNISHER WAR ZONE. Then it makes a weird choice for a third act and starts to feel like it's slowly deflating (vs. the unrelenting propulsion of the first two acts). Anyway, still fun.
BIRDMAN: Inarritu's feelings are really hurt from everyone laughing at BIUTIFUL. Undeniable electricity but too often feels like a tantrum.
Also, it's no fault of her performance, but every scene with Emma Stone is a never-ending dead zone.
Also, why does Edward Norton disappear from the last third of the movie?
63 (Feels like I need to go this high for its pure cinema aspects, but this could plummet over time.)