Bullet Train

Unlucky assassin Ladybug is determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world's fastest train.

  • Released: 2022-06-22
  • Runtime: 126 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Mystery, Thrillers
  • Stars: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Bad Bunny, Zazie Beetz, Sandra Bullock, Logan Lerman, Karen Fukuhara, Masi Oka, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Miraj Grbić, Yoshi Sudarso, Julio Gabay, Jason Matthew Smith, Emelina Adams, Johanna Watts, Nancy Daly
  • Director: David Leitch
 Comments
  • njr-07109 - 13 January 2023
    Talk about boring!
    I gave it a decent try, but found myself struggling to stay awake for the entire movie. I didn't even make it through the whole movie before I turned it off.

    I'm not entirely sure what the point of the movie was but it sure took forever to make it and at a snails pace at that.

    The movie comes off as a wannabe Quenton Tarantino movie and it fails entirely. I kept hoping for something to happen and it never did. The least they could have done was thrown in some comedy to the mix.

    Thank god I didn't waste money on this by watching it in theaters like I originally intended. The better choice was to wait for it to show up on tv for free.
  • bastos - 13 January 2023
    Very entertaining
    I usually like these kind of movies, and John Wick is right up my alley, so it's no surprise that I really enjoyed the ride in this train. David Leitch comes from a stunt background so his movies usually have very good fights and stunts, then you add a layer of coolness sprinkled with a pint of comedy and his movies tend to be really enjoyable and the definition of very well executed entertainment. The cast is also very good with Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry stealing the show. I might be alone here, but I did find Brad Pitt to be a bit miscast, as this role was clearly meant for someone like Ryan Reynolds and Pitt lacks the comedic chops to pull it off perfectly. He's not bad by any means, it's just a bit of a nitpick. Everything else was a joy to watch and I was thoroughly entertained throughout. It's a bit hollow and I don't know if I want to re-watch it many times, hence the note, but I can still highly recommend this for fans of the genre.
  • feuersplitter - 13 January 2023
    Everything done right and more
    I never really liked brad Pitt nor hated him or anything. He was just another famous Hollywood actor but after this movie id gladly give my life for this guy. I watched bullet train twice in cinema and bought it in 4k everyone I showed it was laughing and shouting as well, you can watch bullet train multiple times and only discover more stuff and like it more. Seriously the last time I had something like this was with avatar, you just can't get enough of it. It's funny, it's epic, it's dramatic and it's very high quality well done. The characters, the music, the actors the villains the plot the setting it's just a masterpiece. I played a lot of games, watched a lot of shows ans movies and this is clearly somewhere in my top tens. You just can't regret watching it. I rarely write reviews or even rate anything but bullet train is an exception. I might even give it a 10/10 but it's just too short. Should've done a 3 hour version smh. No but the length is juuuust right. Not too short and not too long. But obviously i'dve liked it longer. Other than the only criticism I have is probably the ugly cover/movie poster I keep seeing. Probably scared a few people off.
  • SnoopyStyle - 11 January 2023
    Hollywood takeover
    There's a suitcase. There's a snake. There are various westerners on board a train in Japan. They are all killers with agendas.

    It's a lot of familiar faces. It's a lot of western faces on a Japanese train. It's a little weird. I kept expecting an explanation. For awhile there, Chinese movies would add a few Hollywood actors to appealing to western audiences. That's the vibe I'm getting from this. I would rather have a satisfying explanation. This is more a Hollywood takeover. This movie is a lot of action fun. All these characters get me lost at times. Of all the actors, Joey King seems to be trying hardest although I like Brian Tyree Henry most. This is like one of those Japanese commercials with Hollywood stars pitching unknowable products. It can be fun, but it doesn't always make sense.
  • myralynortiz - 11 January 2023
    Hilariously fun action movie
    I swear, I thought Taika Waititi directed this movie. It's as if he directed Kill Bill and put all these different assassins on a speeding train in Japan. The acting was EXCELLENT. Punchlines even funnier. Found out it was the same director as Deadpool, which makes sense given the humor, graphic violence, and cameo of Ryan Reynolds as Carver.

    Joey King...you're brilliant. You can pass as a young, sweet, innocent looking girl with an appetite to kill. Brad Pitt - no joke, he eats a snack in every single action movie I've seen - and the director made sure he did so here. I was fascinated with your "Ladybug" alias and cracked up when the Elder explained that the lady bug is "not so lucky" because the black spots indicate the seven sorrows of the world. Your response? (Typical one would be fascination and intrigue, but no...not you). "I don't want to carry all that sorrow!" 😂 Such awesome delivery.

    Everyone else was just awesome. Especially the Twins and the stupid Thomas the Train analogies. Love you, Lemon. And RIP Tangerine.

    And the deaths of the Wolf and the Son were just hilarious. Hornet's death? IRONIC.

    Brilliant writing, acting, and delivery. My teens, husband, and I were all cracking up while screaming during the fight scenes. And that slow-mo train wreck? (LITERALLY a train wreck!) That was a masterpiece!
  • tyrahel06 - 11 January 2023
    Unexpected Ride to Japan gory Fun !
    First of : Top actors ! And amazing performances... brad pitt dont disappoint to carry the show in a wild hilarious gory mess. Violently fun and thrilling. Enough mystery to look forward to what will happen next or who is who or responsible and such ... brilliant screen play with more details that it seems like the waterbottle sequence... nice choreography.

    I loved the japanese reference in the movie, oh yes some are cliché but some are actually very true to this awesome country - in fact lot in the movie reminds me of a good anime called « baccano! » watching it far exceeded my expectations with a lot of actors popping in the movie and making it even more fun or hilarious ! 200$ anyone ?

    Anyhow, it's approved here. Even my wife had a good time ! The last part is maybe a bit more « predictable » but it does have enough twists to be satisfying.. Really found this movie clever and entertaining !

    Felicitations, congratulations. Bravo.

    Made my week.
  • d4mine - 10 January 2023
    Bullet Train: Another triumph for David Leitch
    Bullet Train is an action thriller movie. The film stars Brad Pitt as Ladybug, a professional assassin on a mission to eliminate a target on a high-speed train. Director David Leitch is known for his work on John Wick and Atomic Blonde.

    An impressive cast of talented actors, led by Pitt, includes Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Zazie Beetz.

    In the film, the enclosed spaces of the train contribute to the film's sense of danger and intensity.

    As well as its action and thrills, Bullet Train has a captivating story that keeps audiences engaged throughout. As Ladybug navigates the dangerous world of professional assassination, he confronts his enemies alone. The film becomes more complex and interesting as a result.

    Fans of the action genre are sure to enjoy Bullet Train. Featuring a talented cast, skilled direction, and a unique setting,
  • sgcook-04257 - 10 January 2023
    non-stop action
    I saw this movie with my family, with little to no expectations. I was so surprised how well the plot was interweaved with various characters and how well the continuity and details were used. The reoccurring theme of thomas and friends was so cool and i absolutely loved it.

    As for the cast, i think it was perfectly casted. The natural chemistry between lemon and tangerine, the cameo by channing tatum, bad bunny's appearance, all of it. Every character was so important to the plot and it really helped everything come together.

    The movie is rated R, which usually is a turn-off for me, but in this case i loved every single bit.
  • nizzambaharuddin - 9 January 2023
    A FORGETTABLE ACTION POPCORN FLICK
    This film caught my attention as soon as I watched the trailer. A strong cast consists of Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, and Sandra Bullock. Action scenes that look exciting. A Guy Ritchie, Quentin Tarantino vibe going on, with hints of John Wick inspired action sequences. And when I Googled about the film, I found out that apparently it's an adaptation of a manga called Maria Beetle. So when it came out on Netflix, I went ahead and watched it.

    I guess the best quality the film has seems to be the colour palette which looks quite fresh and eye-pleasing. The combination of bright, vibrant and neon colours used adds flavour to each scene. The 'mise en scene' of this movie is also set up nicely, following the same theme used in the manga. The action scenes are also well done, and most of them have interesting choreography. There is a bit of suspension of disbelief used here, but it's forgivable for a film like this.

    The protagonist Ladybug, played by Brad Pitt, is also very cool and funny. His nonchalantly lazy demeanor mixed with Brad Pitt's comedic timing strengthens the storyline of this film. Besides him the character Lemon (Bryan Tyree Henry) has a very interesting and unique quirk that makes him stand out.

    But that's about it as far as the film goes. Although it has a very interesting premise, the plot of this film is not executed well. It's like the plot is only there to complete the story, not to tell a story. It feels like the author creates all the characters first before thinking about the plot. It's generic and boring, making it easily predictable. And most of these types of plots can already be seen in other, better films.

    I feel like the film probably also follows the manga too much, where all the characters have a backstory, even though said characters only appear in 1 brief scene. Making the film feel empty and the characters exist not to move the plot forward, but just to fill a quota. Glaringly different when compared to the characters from the films of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie, where each character has an important role. I also feel that some of the jokes can be executed better, as it didn't seem to stick its landing. The dialogue between characters isn't as strong as it should be.

    In conclusion, Bullet Train is a film that's a bit like instant noodles. It is only to be watched once, there for background noises. And to be peek at a few times while you were doing other more important things. A collection of cool characters without any real substance or importance. A textbook example of a Netflix film.
  • MissSimonetta - 9 January 2023
    The real best movie of 2022
    I make no secret that I'm a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to modern Hollywood films (I'm still under 30, so that's not so encouraging-- hoping to get better and not worse about it!). I tend to find most overly safe, overly lit, and boring. However, BULLET TRAIN is a sheer delight from start to finish. Stylish and irreverent, it feels like a live-action anime directed by Tarantino in his prime. It's funny and exciting, but also packed with memorable characters (Lemon and Tangerine were the absolute best-- I would not call this an emotionally rich film but the bond between them was actually touching in its weird way). The bantering between the assassins trapped on that train was just as awesome as any of the well-executed action sequences.

    Not a sublime work of "The Cinema" or whatever, but damn, what a fun two hours! Will definitely watch again-- I have to spread the gospel to all my friends!
  • kipmcmillan - 9 January 2023
    A Genuinely Fun Movie
    I was pleasantly surprised with how fun this movie really is. The sets are simple (it is a train...) Yet dynamic. The style is fantastic for everything. The dialogue is snappy and fun. The action is excellent and doesn't make you sea sick.

    Overall, movies like this are great. The story is easy to follow and is paced so well that the 2 hour (I think?) run time just disappeared and I was hooked from the beginning. The violence is just right too... Not too gruesome, but enough to not make it lame. I want more movies like this! Stylish, smart, good stories and great action. I highly recommend it, especially if you like a strong action movie.
  • adgarland-69669 - 8 January 2023
    Enjoyable
    This movie was enjoyable.

    Too many critics on here Just take it for what it's worth, it's a movie.

    People complaining about the originality of the Tokyo scenes or how it's trying to be a Tarantino movie.

    Chill out It's just an action movie that can almost be considered a full out comedy.

    It's a classic Ryan Reynolds movie without Ryan being Ryan in it.

    He got a 2 second part in it without opening his mouth!

    That's the perfect part for him.

    I would recommend this movie.

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  • xianslad - 8 January 2023
    Thrilling film to watch in your freetime!
    David Leitch is the filmmaker of the action and comedy movie "Bullet Train." Leitch created the film to construct a story so the viewer would understand everything happening. They disclosed details about the assassins' prior lives and motivations. Zak Olkewicz wrote the script with a nonlinear narrative structure with numerous ups and downs. The movie's protagonist, "The Ladybug," played by Brad Pitt, is intended to be unfortunate no matter where he is. As Johathan Sela filmed the entire action on the bullet train, it captured the mood to establish the scenario. It gives the audience a way to picture a dystopian framework. Every significant character in the film was an assassin attempting to assassinate a different member of the assassin organization. For every one of them, it was passionately played and excellently acted. Brad Pitt performs a fantastic job playing the movie's massive problem. The fighting throughout the narrative made it exciting and funny to watch. Jonathan Sela filmed the camera work from high and low angles to convey the movie's significance. The film's editing was flawless and used cutting-edge technology to integrate all visual graphics. The mystery surrounding this movie adds to the drama in the film, making it noteworthy and well-viewed.
  • rafaellacff - 8 January 2023
    Borderline: Why use mental illness as a joke? (Spoiler)
    The movie was not catchy at all, with all the plots and everything. I'm not going to go into the details about racism and stuff because one thing that got me was mental illness.

    On one of the final scenes Pitt drops a line acusing the character of Joey King of having a borderline personality disorder just cause (out of the blue), she shows up out of control with a machine gun(?), yelling and screaming.

    During the whole movie she seeks for revenge as she is isolated and rejected by her father.

    The point is: to categorize a person using no scientific matters or no diagnosis in a movie exposed for millions of people to watch is just a HUGE ERROR TO STIGMATIZE the illness. Me as an implosive borderliner myself struggle a lot with family problems, self-mutilations, crisis, and watching this movie as a huge trigger for me, imagine for others. Stop stigmatizing diseases!