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Well-cast action comedy is entertaining -- but very violent.
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Rotten: It is possible to have a good time at RED, but it is not a very good movie. It doesn't really try to be, and given the present state of the Hollywood economy, this may be a wise choice.
- A.O. Scott, New York Times, Friday, October 15, 2010
Fresh: Old people who kill people are so much cuter than young people who kill people, right? In a movie like RED, that's all we need to know.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, October 15, 2010
Fresh: The one-liners zing right along with the bullets in a playful pas de deux of mayhem, misdirection and mordant humor.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, October 15, 2010
it's the experienced old pros against some new crop of know-it-all wannabes when mysterious baddie "X" puts sanctions on the innocent pros, who were only minding their own business in retirement (?!what?!). a romance disguised as an actioner with "love is better than bullets" as the takeaway bonmot, and a cheery if predictable pass of your time.
- moonrivers, Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Cool, fun and action-packed! A tad over the top, but in a good way. Because with its tongue-in-cheek mentality, this isn't striving to be any candidate for the Oscars. It's aiming for good fun, and that's what it achieves. My favourite thing about it though is hands down the cast. Not only does it star big names like Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman, but even Helen Mirren (who I'm used to seeing in more serious films like The Queen), goes out of her usual territory to kick some major butt. The very idea of it is cheesy, but like the amazing actress that she is, she can handle a machine gun as if she was born for the task (which should prove once for all that you're never too old to be an action-hero). So in the department of marriages between action and comedy, this one sure stands as one of the best movies of the year.
- CloudStrife84, Sunday, November 7, 2010