Bullet Train (2022)

With everything on point in this action comedy, Bullet Train arrives on your screens exactly on time!

Be prepared for a wee bit of the ultraviolence and a whole lot of neon-soaked hilarity as director David Leitch (John Wick, Atomic Blonde, Hobbs & Shaw) puts five assassins on a fast moving train with connected - yet conflicting - missions.  The fun in this character assemblage is how they all relate to each other and in their missions.  Couple this with the massive (and constantly entertaining) worldbuilding involved and Bullet Train, with a modern-day Japan in the background, becomes something bigger than itself.

"is done so with a great deal of stylized swagger and gusto"

And that’s a damn good thing, too.  There’s a lot of story here in this very anime-like movie and screenwriter Zak Olkewicz is definitely up for the challenge as one unlucky assassin (who is suffering from severe anxiety) - whose code name is Ladybug (Brad Pitt) - adopts his new anger management plan and attempts to do his job without losing his cool.  There’s too much violence in the world, you know?  And he wants to put out positive vibes in order to get good vibes in return.

So, when his handler (Sandra Bullock) offers him the non-violent job of getting on board the world-renowned Bullet Train, grabbing a briefcase, and getting off, he doesn’t turn it down.  Seems simple enough and it’s a chance to prove his commitment to he new non-violent way of life and, ironically enough, repeatedly refuses her insistence that he brings a gun.  He doesn’t.

Little does he know that this fast train is loaded with other assassins.  There’s The Prince (Joey King) whose innocent schoolgirl vibe turns heads when she reveals herself to those who doublecross her.  There is also the team of Lemon and Tangerine (played by Brian Tyree Henry and Aaron Taylor-Johnson) who have racked up a huge body count in their chosen profession, but now find themselves guarding the briefcase and the son (Logan Lerman) of a crime boss known as the White Death (Michael Shannon).Bullet Train (2022)

Things go wrong relatively quickly and, as modern-day Japan zips past the windows of this fast-moving train, Yuichi Kimura (Andrew Koji) goes in search of his son’s killer aboard the train forcing destinies to collide in hilarious ways.

With uncredited cameos from Ryan Reynolds and Channing Tatum, Bullet Train doesn’t ever let up.  Nor should it.  The story unfolds with a healthy amount of backstory and it is done so with a great deal of stylized swagger and gusto, proving to be a wide open canvas for the carnage and hijinks to spill out onto.  It’s full of solid pulp and pop culture references, proving that its stylized world of assassins - which includes The Elder (Hiroyuki Sanada), Wolf (Bad Bunny), The Hornet (Zazie Beetz) - is worthy of a sequel or two. 

Bullet Train was released on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD on October 18, 2022, with the digital version released on September 27, 2022. Bullet Train can also be viewed on Netflix, as part of a deal made with Sony.  All aboard!

4/5 stars


Bullet Train (2022)

Blu-ray Details

Home Video Distributor: Sony Pictures
Available on Blu-ray
- October 18, 2022
Screen Formats: 2.39:1
: English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Mandarin, Thai
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; French: Dolby Digital 5.1; Portuguese: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1; Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
Discs: Blu-ray Disc; Two-disc set; DVD copy
Region Encoding: Locked to Region A

In Bullet Train, Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug's latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe - all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives - on the world's fastest train...and he's got to figure out how to get off. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.


Bullet Train is presented in 2160p with Dolby Vision/HDR10 High Dynamic Range color (supported on 4k HDR TVs) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. 


The audio is offered in English Dolby Atmos with optional subtitles in English SDH, French, and Spanish.


Bonus features include outtakes and bloopers, easter eggs, a “Making of Bullet Train” featurette, audio commentary, and more.  The 4k Ultra HD combo edition includes a 4k Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and Digital Copy.


  • There is a fun commentary with David Leitch, Kelly McCormick & Zak Olkewicz.

Special Features:

  • Outtakes & Bloopers

  • Catch What You Missed: Easter Eggs

  • All Aboard the Pain Train: Stunts

  • Mission Accomplished: Making of Bullet Train

  • Trained Professionals: The Cast

  • Select Stunt Preview

Blu-ray Rating

  Movie 5/5 stars
  Video  5/5 stars
  Audio 4/5 stars
  Extras 4/5 stars

Composite Blu-ray Grade

4.5/5 stars


Film Details

Bullet Train (2022)

MPAA Rating: R.
127 mins
: David Leitch
Zak Olkewicz
Brad Pitt; Joey King; Aaron Taylor-Johnson
: Action | Thriller
The end of the line is just the beginning.
Memorable Movie Quote: "A plum does not resent the hungry man, but the farmer who planted the tree."
Theatrical Distributor:
Sony Pictures
Official Site:
Release Date:
August 5, 2022
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
October 18, 2022
Synopsis: Five assassins aboard a swiftly-moving bullet train find out that their missions have something in common.


Bullet Train (2022)