John Wick: Chapter 4 has been awarded a positive score of 95% by Rotten Tomatoes, a website that rates movies based on critics' opinions. The original film from 2014 received a score of 86%, while the second and third films both scored 89%. Chapter 4 has been praised by The Hollywood Reporter, who said it surpasses its predecessors in nearly every aspect.
The movie is set to release on Friday and features John Wick being chased by the High Table, a global criminal organization. Reviewers have called it an action-packed blockbuster that is thoroughly enjoyable. David Fear of Rolling Stone praised the film series for revolutionizing American action movies and called it "deliriously pleasurable".
The franchise has been dubbed the most reliable film franchise after Mission: Impossible by Fear. The Hollywood Reporter's Frank Scheck described the new chapter as an epic action film with bigger, bolder, and longer set pieces than one movie can handle. He added that Keanu Reeves' commitment to the role's physical demands is worthy of an award, if not for acting, then for simply surviving.
Charlotte O'Sullivan of the Evening Standard said the film was preposterously enjoyable, and NME's Jesse Hassenger called it an all-action blockbuster that gives its all. O'Sullivan added that Chapter 4 was the most satisfying entry in the series to date and predicted it would be a huge success.