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Red 2

action & adventure, comedy


In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    42%
  • Audience Score
    63%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    42%
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  • Audience

    63%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It's quite possible that Helen Mirren has never had to speak such terrible dialogue in her life.

- Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail, Friday, July 19, 2013

Rotten: Ultimately, it's popcorn nihilism without the big laughs that helped distract from the casual approach to life and death in 'Red'.

- Anna Smith, Time Out, Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rotten: If everyone delivered their lines with the rat-a-tat-tat precision of Malkovich, Mirren and Hopkins, the studio might have had a better movie on its hands.

- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, July 18, 2013

Audience Reviews

5 stars

This is a great summer action flick. Wonderful cast--don't have to name them all--but I was especially enamored of John Malkovich, who I usually find annoying. It seemed this part was made for him. Anthony Hopkins was superb; Helen Mirren, it goes without saying, was a hoot. Glad Catherine Zeta-Jones caught a bullet, because I didn't want her bedeviling Mary-Louise Parker in any sequels. Great fight and shoot-em up scenes, not to mention the car chases--under the tractor trailer going 60 mph, really? Probably the highest body count in any movie ever not counting war movies.

- bathshebamonk, Thursday, August 1, 2013

4 stars

I truly and extremely loved this movie. It's better than the original, finally a sequel that does it right. It's a non-stop great time from start to finish, delivering more explosive action, outrageous humor, romance and terrific suspense. A full-throttle edge of your seat joy-ride that brings on the thrills and excitement. A spectacularly enjoyable and wickedly entertaining action-packed comedy that delivers the goods. It's slick, stylish, wildly unpredictable and utterly hilarious. This movie is a real roller-coaster ride of fun that is just too good to pass up. It keeps the same vibe of the first film with its characters and just adds more great moments and development together. The all-star cast still has truly great and funny chemistry together delivering wonderfully enjoyable performances. Bruce Willis is excellent. John Malkovich is brilliant, he is even funnier in this film. Mary-Louise Parker is wonderful. Anthony Hopkins is fantastic. Helen Mirren is just simply outstanding, an actress of her caliber truly embracing this character and material and having fun with it. Brian Cox is a blast. Byung-hun Lee is terrific. Director, Dean Parisot carefully paces the story and its characters, not spoiling the surprises to early or over does it.

- allan913, Wednesday, September 4, 2013

2 stars

'Red 2' gets off to a slow start, but really picks up the pace and entertainment about two-thirds of the way through, right when Anthony Hopkins enters. The cast makes the entire film, because the script doesn't have much to say itself. All these great actors thrust together are just about the only reason to give this sequel a shot.

- fb100001048934982, Friday, August 9, 2013