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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
Action comedy depicting the antics of a squad composed by several senior CIA agents. RED is actually an acronym for "Retired, Extremely Dangerous". An ingenious concept, like Watchmen, but funny and with even older heroes. This stylish and explosive adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner's "Red" comic book series works thanks to its A-list cast, where Mary-Louise Parker and Karl Urban stand out. Bruce Willis plays Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman's appearance is all-too-brief, John Malkovich is all sorts of crazy as paranoid Marvin Boggs and Helen Mirren looks glamorous as ever, even when sporting a machine gun. Terrible work by Richard Dreyfuss, though. Sadly, in the end, this satire is totally conventional and frequently ridiculous.
- fernandorafael, Thursday, December 23, 2010
If i had seen this moviefew years ago probably i would rate it higher.But i have seen many better actions in recent years.Red has a great casting but it seems that nothing is in a right place
- Alireza64ir, Monday, December 13, 2010