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 … 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


as Frank Moses

as Joe Matheson

as Marvin Boggs

as Victoria

as William Cooper

as Ivan Simonov

as Robert Stanton

as Cynthia Wilkes

as Henry, the Records ...

as Gabriel Singer

as Alexander Dunning

as Woman Neighbor

as Hanged Man

as Endercott

as Cop at Intersection

as Retirement Home Assa...

as Mrs. Chan

as Wilkes' Secretary

as Businesswoman

as Surveillance Tech

as Surveillance Tech

as Surveillance Tech

as Lead CIA Tactical Of...

as Security Chief

as Firefighter

as FBI Commander

as Interrogator

as Interrogation Survie...

as Michelle Cooper

as Cooper's Son

as Cooper's Duaghter

as Security Woman

as Fundraiser Greeter

as Fundraiser Greeter

as Agent Burbacher

as Intro Speaker

as Banquet Guest

as Lone Agent

as Firefighter

as Businesswoman
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Critic Reviews for Red

All Critics (196) | 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 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

Put your brain on hold for a few hours and you'll enjoy this light-hearted action comedy.

Full Review… | January 6, 2013
Big Hollywood

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

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