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Red (2010)



Critic Consensus: It may not be the killer thrill ride you'd expect from an action movie with a cast of this caliber, but Red still thoroughly outshines most of its big-budget counterparts with its wit and style.

Movie Info

Frank, Joe, Marvin and Victoria used to be the CIA's top agents, but the secrets they know just made them the Agency's top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.more
Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 25, 2011
Box Office: $88.9M
Summit Entertainment - Official Site


Bruce Willis
as Frank Moses
Morgan Freeman
as Joe Matheson
John Malkovich
as Marvin Boggs
Helen Mirren
as Victoria
Karl Urban
as William Cooper
Brian Cox
as Ivan Simonov
Julian McMahon
as Robert Stanton
Rebecca Pidgeon
as Cynthia Wilkes
Ernest Borgnine
as Henry, the Records K...
James Remar
as Gabriel Singer
Richard Dreyfuss
as Alexander Dunning
Heidi von Palleske
as Woman Neighbor
Chris Owens
as Hanged Man
Jason Guiliano
as Endercott
Alec Rayme
as Cop at Intersection
Lawrence Turner
as Retirement Home Assa...
Emily Kuroda
as Mrs. Chan
Tara Yelland
as Wilkes' Secretary
Audrey Wasilewski
as Businesswoman
Dmitry Chepovetsky
as Surveillance Tech
Mathew Olver
as Surveillance Tech
Matthew Olver
as Surveillance Tech
Jason Weinberg
as Lead CIA Tactical Of...
Tony De Santis
as Security Chief
Greg Bryk
as Firefighter
Neil Whitely
as FBI Commander
Robert Morse
as Interrogator
Joshua Peace
as Interrogation Survie...
Michelle Nolden
as Michelle Cooper
Jake Goodman
as Cooper's Son
Tess Goodman
as Cooper's Duaghter
Desiree Beausoleil
as Security Woman
Laura De Carteret
as Fundraiser Greeter
Jonathan Lloyd Walke...
as Agent Burbacher
Murray McRae
as Intro Speaker
Cindy Dukoff
as Banquet Guest
Thomas Mitchell
as Lone Agent
Greg Byrk
as Firefighter
Audrey Wasilesky
as Businesswoman
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Critic Reviews for Red

All Critics (198) | Top Critics (38)

Red is a goofball lament. It's saying that in the good old days, or at least in the good old movie days, our killers were good-time guys.

Full Review… | January 3, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

The cast all turn in excellent performances and as a light, enjoyable caper RED succeeds, but ultimately it's lazy, derivative and immature.

Full Review… | March 11, 2016
Hot Press

The low-key character comedy gets buried under all the pyrotechnics.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

It delivers a few thrills here and there but ultimately a bland story and forgettable characters turn Red into a mediocre action film at best.

Full Review… | November 9, 2013
We Got This Covered

A playful action blockbuster with a top-shelf cast and a refreshingly unconventional concept.

Full Review… | April 15, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Oh, that "RED" was the giddy romp it might have been, it promises to be or it thinks it is.

Full Review… | January 31, 2013
Movie Nation

Audience Reviews for Red


You know I was not sure what I was getting into with this movie but after watching it I am glad I jumped in. I thought it was just the right mix of humor and action and a good 2 hours spent. A good cast brings this popcorn flick to life. Dont go in expecting more and you will be fine.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

A retired CIA operative is targeted for elimination and so he reunites with his former colleagues to strike back at the assassins. RED is a comic strip action film based on a DC Comics series about ex-spies who come out of retirement and teach the new young whipper-snappers how it's done. The tone is very light-hearted despite the amount of fire power on show and it embraces the concept of "geriaction" wholeheartedly. I must admit I was expecting something a little more substantial considering the heavyweight cast however, as RED is little more than an episodic series of shoot outs combined with a few quips about ageing. The quality cast do keep the story entertaining enough, although it is slightly cringe worthy watching an actor of Malkovich's calibre gurning and prat-falling like an elderly Howling Mad Murdoch; in fact the whole film feels very much like an extended episode of The Aged-Team. It's all very slight and rarely laugh out loud funny leaving RED feeling like nothing more than a sitcom with a body count. Despite the big names involved here, The Losers was very similar and slightly better.

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


I'm even surprised myself to say that the sequel is better.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Red Quotes

Marvin Boggs: Frank, I never thought I'd say this again. I'm gettin' the pig!
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Ivan Simonov: Your radiance is almost killin' me tonight.
Victoria: Almost.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Marvin Boggs: Do you know what's wrong with this country?
Sarah Ross: They're all tryin' to kill us?
Marvin Boggs: Exactly!
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)
Robert Stanton: We're gettin' the band back together. It's nice.
– Submitted by Alyssa B (2 years ago)

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