Red Reviews

August 29, 2008
An elegant and deceptively straightforward dramatic thriller.
August 28, 2008
The movie's escalating series of tit-for-tat revenge ploys becomes a bit tedious even at 95 minutes, but Cox and a rich (if not always well-served) supporting cast that includes Tom Sizemore, Amanda Plummer, and Robert Englund keep it more than watchable.
August 16, 2008
A final quarter sentimental streak clashes with the masochistic pleasure of watching middle America close ranks against a victim who can't even bark in his own defense.
August 8, 2008
Begins promisingly and then swerves into absurdity.
August 8, 2008
What makes this movie worth seeing is the acting, which is superb throughout.
August 8, 2008
Along with Shotgun Stories, Felon, and a few other recent 'indie pulps,' Red is part of a wave of low-budget genre films that turn injustice into an abstract force ripping decent folk apart.
August 8, 2008
Once Avery's mission assumes a Freudian dimension, the allegory loses its moral force and changes from a meditation on justice, power and inequality into a gory melodrama.
August 6, 2008
The lesson to be taken away from Red is that, after some killin', the only thing that can make someone feel better is a new puppy.
August 4, 2008
This powerful, elemental drama hits all the buttons, probably to a fault, but it's helped along by fine performances all around.
Top Critic
July 30, 2008
It's Brian Cox's powerful but low-key performance and an abiding respect for animals that can't defend themselves that invest this simple, straightforward narrative with an understated passion that is unforgettable.
January 28, 2008
A well-made, neo-Western from Norwegian directors.
January 22, 2008
Screenwriter Stephen Susco communicates with a wisdom beyond his years, injecting moments of profound introspection, both spoken and silent.