Joshua Hinrichs’s review published on Letterboxd:
This film still slaps. It is perfectly acted (for what it is), shot, directed, and choreographed to make this one of the best action films ever and it stands equal to the other two. John’s arc in the film is clearer the second time through, he is tried and beaten at the beginning of the film, and he is facing all the consequences for what he did in the previous two. Sophia is their as a reminder of what would happen to him if he kept fighting, he would have to kill everything he has remembered and loved, and John can’t live with that. So he pledges his allegiance and it is not until Winston reminds him why he left and wanted to fight in the first place, to be a man. To be fair, the film isn’t groundbreaking or super deep, but there is substance there, which makes me love this franchise even more.