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17th Feb 2023

One of 2022’s most fun blockbusters is finally available to stream at home

Rory Cashin

Bullet Train

If you’re looking for two hours of a really good time, then look no further!

Released in cinemas in August 2022, Bullet Train is the latest action epic from director David Leitch. The guy who had previously delivered us John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2 and Hobbs & Shaw had amassed a spectacular cast for his new movie: Brad Pitt, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Joey King, Michael Shannon, Zazie Beetz, Logan Lerman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Karen Fukuhara, Bad Bunny, Andrew Koji and Sandra Bullock.

On top of that, he dropped them all into a brilliant action story: a group of criminals all aboard the same high speed train travelling from Tokyo to Kyoto, and they soon realise that they’re all there as part of the exact same mission. But they can’t all be paid for the job, so things get real violent real quick.

Check out our interview with Leitch about the movie right here:

Upon release in cinemas, the movie banked just shy of $240 million worldwide, and while critics were somewhat divided on what felt like a live-action cartoon for adults only, those who could get on board with the hyper style had an incredible time with it:

Vulture – “Bullet Train feels like someone crossbred Kill Bill with a Final Destination movie. And at times, David Leitch’s film is almost as glorious as that description makes it sound – elaborate and ridiculous but dedicated to making the elaborate and the ridiculous feel … well, not plausible, exactly, but certainly compelling and fun.”

Chicago Sun-Times – “Unlike so many of the cookie-cutter, wisecracking-assassin movies in recent memory, Bullet Train acknowledges its outlandishness from the beginning and yet also manages to connect so many dots in creative, gotcha fashion.”

Entertainment Weekly – “Leitch embarks on a series of adrenalised set pieces that defy logic and physics so breezily that its relentless, ridiculous violence plays more like a winsome ballet.”

Bullet Train is available to watch at home right now on Sky Cinema or with a NOW Cinema Membership.

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