Red 2

Red 2

Red 2

Action-comedy sequel to 2010's Red, the DC Comics graphic novel adaptation about a group of retired secret service men and women forced back into the dangerous game of international espionage. Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker return, joined by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Anthony Hopkins.

This time, former black-ops CIA agent Frank (Willis) reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. They’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes the gang to Paris, London and Moscow.

2013Rating: M, Violence and coarse language116 minsUSA
ActionComedy

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Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

It couldn’t be, could it? A sequel that surpasses the original? The Retired and Extremely Dangerous crew are back – well, most of them – and this time they’re older, wiser and funnier. So is the film. Loosely adapted from Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s graphic novel, Red 2 has a better story, punchier action scenes and a wittier script. Whereas the first film seemed to find its cast of former golden oldie CIA operatives hilarious in itself, Red 2 works a little harder for the laughs.

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Variety

Variety

An obligatory sequel that can't quite recapture the sly, laid-back pleasures of its cheerfully ridiculous predecessor.

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Total Film

Total Film

Returning screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber have penned a surplus of minor melees and major set-pieces.

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Time Out

Time Out

As in the first film, the seasoned-pro cast provides the few fleeting pleasures to be found.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Cars careen, lazily written infiltration plans are executed, and the violence is plentiful and toothless.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Like the first one, it's played for laughs in-between bouts of mayhem; most of the gags are off-target, though Mirren's Nancy Mitfordesque assassin gets a pretty good kill ratio.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Perilously close to a formulaic romantic comedy... Viewers who show up looking for over-the-top mayhem may suspect they’ve wandered into the wrong film.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Not that it isn't entertaining, but the film's premise is certainly well past its "use by" date.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A fun, frothy return for Frank and his creaky commandos.

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