New “Bullet Train” Clip & First Reactions Hype Hilarious, Hardcore Action-Comedy Led by Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has proven, time and time again, that his leading man looks belie an astonishing ability at playing goofy, weird, wild, and wasted. From his scene-stealing turn as the pothead Floyd in a brief sequence in True Romance to his paranoid asylum patient playing opposite Bruce Willis in 12 Monkeys to his lunatic bare-knuckled boxer in Snatch—and dozens of films between and after—Pitt has proven again and again he’s very comfortable providing off-kilter energy and some killer comedic timing. Now, in David Leitch’s star-studded assassins-on-a-train action/comedy Bullet Train, Pitt is coming in for some stellar reviews as the glue that keeps this breathless, butt-kicking movie together.
Barry Hertz of the Globe and Mail writes: “Bullet Train’s biggest weapon, of the secretly funny variety, rests in the chiseled form of star Brad Pitt, who once again proves that he is as charming a buff-and-tough movie god as he is a wry, self-deprecating comedy star.”
Bullet Train is centered on Pitt’s Ladybug, an assassin who wants out of the business but has a new job to take care of, one that takes him on the titular bullet train. Once onboard, Lady Bug learns he’s not the only trained killer on the job, and what ensues is a go-for-broke action-comedy that benefits from director David Leitch’s mastery of the fight scene (he’s the man who brought us Atomic Blonde and Deadpool, to name a few). A new clip highlights the kick-ass tone of the film:
With Bullet Train opening on August 5, the reviews have started to pour in. Let’s check out some of those spoiler-free reactions and reviews, shall we?
#BulletTrain // #BulletTrainMovie is PULP FICTION on a train with a few leftover bits from LOCK, STOCK & TWO SMOKING BARRELS, Quentin Tarantino at 200 mph. Brad Pitt doing comedy and Buster Keaton-y/ Jackie Chan-esque slapstick action makes for a fun time. pic.twitter.com/rl5U3YrVYO
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) August 2, 2022
The more over-the-top hitman movies get, the more I love them. I’ll definitely be seeing #BulletTrainMovie again.
Also props to Bad Bunny who can apparently do no wrong? And to Hiroyuki Sanada who is just badass in everything. https://t.co/x2eGdErVQm
— Travis Hopson (@punchycritic) August 2, 2022
Bullet Train is worth a flyer simply to enjoy Brad Pitt in full character actor mode. (Also it hurts my soul this movie was not called Snake on a Train.) https://t.co/JwehnuDju3
— Brian Truitt (@briantruitt) August 2, 2022
‘Bullet Train’ review: David Leitch snatched Guy Ritchie’s whole vibe (and I’m not mad at that) https://t.co/uNdVAxcYRZ
— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) August 2, 2022
Bullet Train is a laugh-a-minute action romp, packed with fun characters, electric fight choreography, and (on occasion) surprisingly earnest emotion. https://t.co/RMwuh29PVm
— Ben Kendrick (@benkendrick) August 2, 2022
— Danielle Solzman 🔜 #TIFF22 (@DanielleSATM) August 2, 2022
If Floyd from “True Romance” got off the couch, put away the bong and entered a life of crime, he’d be Ladybug in “Bullet Train.”https://t.co/Tul7eLNytA
— Richard Roeper (@RichardERoeper) August 2, 2022
Once I turned off my brain and let myself go for the ride, I really enjoyed #BulletTrainMovie — but it’s also impossible to not have fun with a movie that has a samurai Michael Shannon and half the cast of Atlanta.https://t.co/7obXl7G5Am
— Ross Bonaime (@rbonaime) August 2, 2022
Movie Review: Grab that last E-ticket of summer, “Bullet Train” https://t.co/LppBrpq3D0
— Roger Moore (@movienation) August 2, 2022
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Featured image: Brad Pitt and Bad Bunny star in Bullet Train. Courtesy Sony Pictures.