Brad Pitt boards a misguided trip to nowhere

When Adam Sandler makes a movie like “Grown Ups,” critics — this one included — complain that he seems more interested in entertaining his pals in the cast than entertaining the audience. I don’t know if Brad Pitt is friends with the many famous people in “Bullet Train,” some of whom make uncredited cameos, but it leaves you with the same sort of feeling.

Director David Leitch’s film, based on the novel by Kôtarô Isaka, is a hyper-stylized, hyper-violent action film that rarely comes up for air.

It’s also a big ol’ mess.

Although everyone involved seems to be having a good time.

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Pitt’s endless philosophizing about self-improvement gets old

Pitt plays Ladybug, an unlucky assassin rethinking his life, which means listening to him spout endless bromides about self-improvement. He takes a job that sounds simple— at least by the standards of people who do this kind of thing — board a bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, grab a briefcase and scram.

if only.

It turns out a bevy of assassins are on the train, as well as a deadly snake stolen from a zoo. Believe me, by the time it shows up slithering around so many bonkers things have happened it barely makes an impression.

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