The new movie “Bullet Train” takes a track similar to the film “Murder on the Orient Express,” except, unlike Albert Finney with a mustache, hyperactive “Bullet” might send the audience into seizures. .
And director David Leitch’s movie proves that, even in 2022, trains are excellent settings for sleazy high jinks.
Little does Ladybug and his handler (Sandra Bullock on the phone, so she probably only had to show up to set for one day) know that more ne’er-do-wells are aboard the locomotive, including Shakespearean clowns Lemon (Brian Tyree Henry) and Tangerine (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), who are in possession of both the briefcase and the son of a Russian crime lord called White Death (Michael Shannon). .
Leitch, who also helmed the knockabout first “John Wick” movie, has assembled a sexy cast that is willing to get weird.
Speaking of “Murder on the Orient Express,” Leitch’s movie is leagues better than Kenneth Branagh’s execrable version of Agatha Christie’s ensemble whodunit.
For a late summer movie, though, it goes down smooth