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Red 2 Reviews

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Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 13, 2013
While we applaud the minds behind Red 2 for making a film for adults in a sea of movies for kids and teenage boys, they didn't actually make a good film for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Curtis Woloschuk
Total Film
July 30, 2013
You'd hope that, emboldened by the success of its predecessor, Red 2 would come out swinging. Instead, it opens with a shot of a Costco sign...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian
July 18, 2013
Willis appears to have finally grown bored of his own shtick, and Malkovich spends most of the movie looking humiliated.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Serba
MLive.com
July 19, 2013
I'm tempted to heavily plagiarize my review of 2010's Red. The two films are essentially the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
November 25, 2013
Red 2 fails to capture the fun of the first film, but manages to hold on to its weaker traits, such as a bloated runtime and an inundation of mindless action sequences, turning this into a rather forgettable affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
July 19, 2013
On a hot summer afternoon, RED 2 fits the bill the same way a small glass of cool pink lemonade does.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Little White Lies
August 1, 2013
Retired, extremely dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
September 1, 2013
RED 2's support cast (including the new additions) are punching hard for this sequel to be as fun as the original; however the diluted globetrotting and Willis' clear 'pay-check' performance make you wish they'd retired this series after the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Odie Henderson
RogerEbert.com
July 19, 2013
People are pumped with more bullets than those at the beginning of "Saving Private Ryan"; since they don't bleed, the MPAA considers this "family-friendly," hilariously calling it "frenetic gunplay."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eddie Harrison
The List
August 1, 2013
Red 2 seems stifled by the weight of its own detailed exposition, and only Hopkins seems to be enjoying himself in the same gleeful way that Mirren did in the previous film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Guy Lodge
London Evening Standard
August 12, 2013
The Expendables meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel isn't an obviously winning formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
July 25, 2013
Did the filmmakers believe that simply seeing John Malkovich in boots, a stupid hat and shorts could swipe your short-term memory clean of things you'd just seen minutes ago?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
August 5, 2013
Willis looks so tired, so lacking in vitality, that it's tempting to suggest he follow his character's lead and retire.
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Tony Hicks
San Jose Mercury News
July 17, 2013
Any good spy has to take risks to be successful. Too bad director Dean Parisot and his team didn't employ the same concept.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
July 19, 2013
It's like the first RED only less so.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
July 18, 2013
Sequels are, for the most part, inherently stale, so it's no shock the luster has faded in "Red 2." The bigger surprise is just how clunky and unsatisfying this follow-up feels.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
It's not that surprising coming from a Bruce Willis flick, but its thesis of gun lovers being morally superior to bomb lovers is still entirely suspect.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 18, 2013
Sitting through it is nowhere near as enjoyable as the experience of watching its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
July 18, 2013
The movie's adequate. That's not much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
July 18, 2013
Any movie that gives Helen Mirren a chance to shoot really big guns, wear an ermine astrakhan and channel Bette Davis as Queen Elizabeth can't be all bad, and "Red 2" isn't, though it comes close.
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