RED

2010

Action / Comedy / Crime / Thriller

316
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 71%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 72%
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 263270

Synopsis


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Cast

Bruce Willis as Frank Moses
Mary-Louise Parker as Sarah Ross
Morgan Freeman as Joe Matheson
John Malkovich as Marvin Boggs
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701.63 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 51 min
P/S 3 / 120
1.69 GB
1920*800
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 51 min
P/S 5 / 33

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Aridas Brikas (Abricos) 4 / 10

An empty and flat movie.

Action scenes and combat were good enough for me. Marvin Bogs (actor: John Malkovich) was nicely characterized and it was delightful to watch him. But even his characterization had its own flaws.

The first bad thing that caught my eye was Frank's calmness and exorbitant "coolness". He was being assaulted by 2 SWAT squads, however, it felt like he didn't even worry, as if he was invaded a 100 times in the past and it is casual for him. Not only that assault should've been alerting, there were multiple situations, where anyone would get sweaty hands. His past was told very briefly. It wasn't enough to convince me, that he can act cool in those situations.

Directing had many flaws. The very first minutes of the movie felt really weird. Frank woke up at exactly 6:00 without any alarm, if that is not unrealistic enough, he woke up like "a robot", that was unnatural. Also when Sarah had tape on her mouth in the car, she could've easily removed it, as her hands were tied in front of her. That is minor, but still caught my eye. The way Frank exited the car was really weird and unrealistic.

Characterization lacked reason and was inadequate. Not only franks boldness was exaggerated, but while he appeared to be "professional", he fell in love with Sarah, a woman he has never seen in real life. Is he a teen?

Sarah itself had little characterization, which had no reason. She was in shock, which should've rankled her. However, she later joins Frank's company with alacrity. Also, their love was "technical". No emotions, no romance.

Marvin was a funny and interesting personality and he was characterized as very aware. The characterization on him was done well, however it had no influence to the main story. His abilities to detect threat didn't appear to have any effect in the end. Good, but useless characterization.

It was hard to understand the story itself, due to lack of origins for the events and actions. A lot of things lacked reason.

I lacked subtle, but influential details, which always buys my attention.

At least is wasn't a torment to watch the movie, but it had too many flaws.

Reviewed by CinematicSyndrome 5 / 10

A Short Review for this watchable, but forgettable movie

I think one would know what to expect from this kind of movies, the over the top action, clich├ęd hunt the bad guy with your friends, oh there's a list to help you out. You know if you start looking for plot holes and mistakes with the movie you'll find plenty but one can choose to ignore these and watch it just for the actions. But its devoid of any good action in the first 40 min. Performances by everyone is fine nothing commendable but you are not here to see performances are you? Story is predictable and nothing else worth mentioning In all its watchable and can be fun and enjoyable with friends. I would have given it 6 but i'm deducting one for boring me through the first 40 min.

Verdict: meh.

Reviewed by BA_Harrison 7 / 10

Old, but not past it.

Retired CIA black-ops agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) seeks help from his old colleagues when he finds himself the target of a hit team.

There's a scene in RED (which stands for Retired: Extremely Dangerous) where John Malkovich's character fires a single bullet at a rocket propelled grenade heading his way; the two projectiles hit each other, the resulting explosion killing the woman who fired the RPG. It's that kind of film.

If you can accept the ridiculousness of the action in this all-star geriatric espionage caper, then there's a reasonable amount of fun to be had despite a rather unexceptional and instantly forgettable plot (apparently based on a DC graphic novel). With such names as Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Richard Dreyfuss, Karl Urban, Ernest Borgnine, Malkovich and Morgan Freeman on board for the ride, and a hefty dose of the aforementioned OTT violence, the film is never boring, even with a slightly overlong running time of 111 minutes.

At the end of the day, RED features Willis and Urban in a fist fight to Aerosmith's Back in the Saddle, and Mirren firing a large-caliber machine gun, and sometimes that is all you need for an entertaining time.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.

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