Is John Wick 4 appropriate for kids?

Keanu Reeves as John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 4. Photo Credit: Murray Close
Keanu Reeves as John Wick in John Wick: Chapter 4. Photo Credit: Murray Close /
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The fourth installment in the John Wick franchise is close to release! Starring Keanu Reeves as the titular character, John Wick 4–officially titled John Wick: Chapter 4–will see Wick exacting his revenge on the High Table and seeking redemption. The John Wick franchise has been financially successful since the 2014 original, with each subsequent film making more money than the last and being better received critically.

Aside from Reeves, the movie will star Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Donnie Yen, Bill Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada, Shamier Anderson, Rina Sawayama, Scott Adkins, Clancy Brown, and Lance Reddick in one of his final roles which he shot before his death on March 17th of this year.

Like the first three installments, Chad Stahelski helms the film with a screenplay by Shay Hatten and Michael Finch. Reeves, Reddick, and McShane, will also appear in next year’s John Wick-related spinoff titled Ballerina, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Ana de Armas as the film’s titular Ballerina.

John Wick 4 will also be the longest film in the franchise yet, clocking in at 169 minutes. The movie is expected to set up Ballerina in some capacity and its Peacock/Prime Video television series The Continental, which stars Mel Gibson, Colin Woodell, and Jessica Allain.

Now that you know a little about John Wick 4, you’re likely planning to see it this weekend. So read on to find out if the film is appropriate for children!

Is John Wick 4 appropriate for kids?

The answer is no since the film is rated R for pervasive strong violence and some language. Young children should avoid the movie, as it will contain extreme violence and lots (and lots) of gun-heavy combat that will result in a considerable body count.

If accompanied by an adult, teenagers will be able to see it, though it will depend on how much they like this type of action on the screen and if they have seen the previous three installments. Early reviews state that the film is much more violent than the last three and contains far more elaborate action set-pieces. This movie may be right up your alley if you’re an adult craving another incredible action movie. Watch the final trailer below:

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