Even with the extended runtime of “John Wick: Chapter 4,” it sounds like critics are calling it well worth the extra time. Eric Eisenberg of Cinema Blend admitted he was concerned about the epic length, but that the film more than earns it.

Kirsten Acuna from Insider was less thrilled with the long runtime, but commended the film by saying, “This is what we head out to the movies to see.” She also tweeted that Donnie Yen is “an INCREDIBLE addition to the franchise,” which is music to the ears of anyone who is also unhealthily obsessed with the “Ip Man” series (like yours truly).

Hunter Bolding made the massive claim that the film is “easiest the best in the series,” which is some seriously high-praise considering all three previous “John Wick” films, well, f***ing rule. Bolding’s responses were part of a thread, where he also stated that Donnie Yen steals the show. I mean, duh. He’s Donnie Yen!

/Film’s own Vanessa Armstrong agrees with Bolding, going so far as to declare it as “the best movie [she’s] seen in ages!” Considering what a jam-packed year 2022 was of amazing titles, this is some seriously high praise. And obviously, we know and love Armstrong here, so we’re happy to take her word for it.

Eammon Jacobs at Insider wasn’t quite as hyped as some of the other critics, saying, “The exhilarating action is perfectly executed, but the story was dumb — then again, we’re all here to watch Keanu Reeves kick ass, and he does it so bloody well.” As far as I’m concerned, that’s still a hell of a compliment! Jacobs shared additional thoughts in a thread and admitted he had a hard time with the 3-hour runtime. But he did highlight Rina Sawayama, saying she’s so good she deserves her own spin-off. WE’RE HERE FOR IT!

But the positive feedback doesn’t stop there. Folks from publications all over can’t stop talking about how much they enjoyed “John Wick: Chapter 4,” and that’s some exciting news for action fans everywhere. Here are some other critics’ feelings about the film in their own words.

I’m going to be honest, I spent some time looking for genuinely negative reviews for this film to add some balance, but I genuinely couldn’t find any. (Of course, this will change once the film debuts.) But outside of some folks thinking the film is a little too long for their liking, the response seems to be overwhelmingly positive. It’s always a great day when folks have good things to say about cool movies.

“John Wick: Chapter 4” arrives in theaters on March 24, 2023.