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Review: Pitt shines in 'Bullet Train'

Bullet Train

Jonah Unger

Four and a Half Stars

By Jonah Unger
Staff Writer

“Bullet Train” was released in theaters Aug. 5, 2022, and is now available on Netflix.

This two-hour, R-rated film features multiple big names in its cast, including Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock, as well as a cameo from Ryan Reynolds.

I must admit I am not a fan of most Brad Pitt movies, but this one caught my attention.

The movie is about a mercenary named Ladybug (played by Pitt), who is on a bullet train searching for a briefcase. Little does he know there are multiple other people on this train also looking for the same briefcase, all for their own reasons.

What I find most interesting about this film is how it shows the perspective of each mercenary, as well as their backstories. This makes it so that viewers are almost rooting for all the characters to get the case. 

There are some very entertaining action scenes, as well as just some overall iconic moments in the movie.

I went into the movie with a skeptical mindset that this was just going to be another typical Brad Pitt action movie. I will say I was pleasantly surprised to find out there are some major plot twists with this movie, adding a different type of suspense to an action movie. Hats off to Director David Leitch.

The acting was worth a round of applause, and the directing was award worthy. I grew up not caring for action movies because they are mostly predictable. That being said, I could see “Bullet Train” making a path for new-age action movies.

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