Kevflix And Chill’s review published on Letterboxd:
A raucous trip that entertains from departure to destination. First and foremost, this insane cast of characters is an absolute delight. Brad Pitt owns, as well he should. Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Brian Tyree Henry are perhaps the best onscreen twins since Schwarzenegger and Devito 👯♂️. Several cameos add lots of fun to the watch. (To be honest, I didn’t watch trailers or look at who was listed as cast members, so some of the ones that surprised me may not be a surprise to general audiences.) While the action sequences aren’t quite as strong or sustained as Leitch’s other films, there are a couple wow moments, and plenty of blood and gore, which I love. It feels like above all else Bullet Train really pushes for the humor, which doesn’t always land at times; and is downright silly in others. Don’t take that to mean it’s not funny, though, because I definitely laughed a ton. While I don’t think this is a ‘must watch in the theater’ experience, I think the silly humor definitely plays better in packed theaters and/or with large groups of friends.
So while, I didn’t love it as much as I was hoping, it’s never boring, the cast is a delight, and for what it’s worth I do still have plans to see it again.
Degrees of Kevin Bacon: 1
1. Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon in Sleepers