Red

Red

Red

Action-comedy about a gang of ex-CIA agents who ditch their quiet retired lives and get back in the game of international espionage. Stellar cast includes Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Kiwi Karl Urban.

Willis is Frank, who despite being out the game for some time, finds himself the target of a high-tech assassin. With his life, identity and lady friend (Mary-Louise Parker) in danger, Frank reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive. Based on a three part comic book mini-series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner.

2010Rating: M111 minsUSA
ActionComedy
80%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Only a curmudgeon could entirely resist the laid-back charms of Red, an amusing, light-footed caper about a team of aging CIA veterans rudely forced out of retirement.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is possible to have a good time at RED, but it is not a very good movie.

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

This breezy action comedy is a noisy affirmation that life goes on after 50, that retirement doesn't mean redundancy, and that nobody - young or old - can wear a long cream evening gown like Mirren.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Red is neither a good movie nor a bad one. It features actors we like doing things we wish were more interesting.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

To underestimate actors of this caliber -- even in a popcorn action flick -- would be dangerous indeed.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Red can't stop itself from trying too hard to be hip. It's not that it doesn't have effective moments, it's that it doesn't have as many as it thinks it does. The film's inescapable air of glib self-satisfaction is not only largely unearned, it's downright irritating.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even the more cartoonish performances, like John Malkovich's acid-damaged paranoiac, fit the movie's vision of the vanished, wild-and-woolly heyday of spycraft.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Good fun, and though it breathes hard in the second half, the ensemble has charisma to spare.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Sometimes the delight you take in a movie isn't from the fact that it's particularly moving, or clever, or even a great film.

3.0
0

This is a fun movie. Silly, but fun none the less. The plot was well suited to the characters and the cast are a hilarious bunch! The comedy keeps you in a constant state of joy over the silly decisions made throughout.

4.0
0

What the hell are Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox doing in this?! Did they read the paycheque instead of the script? Well, yuh, duh! Just plain dull. Sad to so so many fine actors wasting their time. Mind you - my 5 year old loved it, so 1 star from him! If you liked...

1.0
0

I enjoyed this movie. The cast is great and what was nice with so many big names is they didn't appear to try and grab centre stage. This isn't a "great" movie but I gave it 4 stars because you won't be sorry you saw it.

4.0
0

Thought it was fun but dont expect much. I love bruce Willis as his ages he is action/cop/genre hes brilliant. Its not exactly daring but super cast, some good 1 liners, extreme gun scenes.

3.0
0

The title says it all. Love Bruce Willis

5.0
0

This movies was amazing, the cast was brilliant. The storyline was enjoyable and really quite funny. I don't normally like John Malkovich but he was actually really good in RED. I looked forward to watching it again on DVD when it comes out.

5.0
0

Solid movie, action sequences that entertain well, and a reasonably solid story. Good to see something that is slightly off kilter from the standard Hollywood crap, even if you can see a lot of the plot points from a distance.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Only a curmudgeon could entirely resist the laid-back charms of Red, an amusing, light-footed caper about a team of aging CIA veterans rudely forced out of retirement.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It is possible to have a good time at RED, but it is not a very good movie.

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

This breezy action comedy is a noisy affirmation that life goes on after 50, that retirement doesn't mean redundancy, and that nobody - young or old - can wear a long cream evening gown like Mirren.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Red is neither a good movie nor a bad one. It features actors we like doing things we wish were more interesting.

0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

To underestimate actors of this caliber -- even in a popcorn action flick -- would be dangerous indeed.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Red can't stop itself from trying too hard to be hip. It's not that it doesn't have effective moments, it's that it doesn't have as many as it thinks it does. The film's inescapable air of glib self-satisfaction is not only largely unearned, it's downright irritating.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Even the more cartoonish performances, like John Malkovich's acid-damaged paranoiac, fit the movie's vision of the vanished, wild-and-woolly heyday of spycraft.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Good fun, and though it breathes hard in the second half, the ensemble has charisma to spare.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Sometimes the delight you take in a movie isn't from the fact that it's particularly moving, or clever, or even a great film.

3.0
0

This is a fun movie. Silly, but fun none the less. The plot was well suited to the characters and the cast are a hilarious bunch! The comedy keeps you in a constant state of joy over the silly decisions made throughout.

4.0
0

What the hell are Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss and Brian Cox doing in this?! Did they read the paycheque instead of the script? Well, yuh, duh! Just plain dull. Sad to so so many fine actors wasting their time. Mind you - my 5 year old loved it, so 1 star from him! If you...

1.0
0

I enjoyed this movie. The cast is great and what was nice with so many big names is they didn't appear to try and grab centre stage. This isn't a "great" movie but I gave it 4 stars because you won't be sorry you saw it.

4.0
0

Thought it was fun but dont expect much. I love bruce Willis as his ages he is action/cop/genre hes brilliant. Its not exactly daring but super cast, some good 1 liners, extreme gun scenes.

3.0
0

The title says it all. Love Bruce Willis

5.0
0

This movies was amazing, the cast was brilliant. The storyline was enjoyable and really quite funny. I don't normally like John Malkovich but he was actually really good in RED. I looked forward to watching it again on DVD when it comes out.

5.0
0

Solid movie, action sequences that entertain well, and a reasonably solid story. Good to see something that is slightly off kilter from the standard Hollywood crap, even if you can see a lot of the plot points from a distance.

4.0
0