Bullet Train movie review: A fun time at the movie theater

We have a brand new action film starring Brad Pitt hitting theaters today in Bullet Train. Is the film worth buying a ticket for? Let’s dive in.

Bullet Train follows five assassins aboard a fast-moving bullet train, and they find out their missions have something in common. The film stars Brad Pitt, Joey King, Brian Tyree Henry, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

My one hope when coming into this movie was for it to be no sense fun. I wanted to turn my collective brain off, watching some comedy blended with some kick-ass action. I, more or less, got what I wanted from the film.

Bullet Train is a fun time at the theater

Henry and Taylor-Johnson were brilliant together. Their chemistry was off the charts. They made you laugh, kicked ass together, and overall their names were Tangerine and Lemon, like come on! I want a spin-off movie with just these two.

The rest of the cast is fun. They’re led by Pitt giving his best Brad Pitt performance. One of my favorite up-and-coming leading ladies Joey King was a delight as always and there were a few cameos that made you smile.

I’ve been a fan of David Leitch’s direction work with Atomic Blonde, Hobbs & Shaw, and Deadpool 2. I give him a load of credit for his work on this film because 90% of the film is shot on this train. My guy is on a role and I can’t wait to watch more from him.

A few things I didn’t like were the structure of the script and the runtime. First, the script was all over the place. You consistently bounced back and forth and weren’t sure who was what or what was who for an extended period. The runtime should’ve been an hour and a half,  but instead the film ran for two hours for no reason at all.

Overall, Bullet Train reminded me a little of Smokin’ Aces which is a good thing because I loved that movie. I had a lot more fun with this than I expected I would. If you’re looking for an escape this weekend, check out this movie.

Bullet Train is in theaters now.