Critics 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.



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User Ratings: 136,021
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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.

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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 Keeper
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 Assassin
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 Officer
Tony De Santis
as Security Chief
Greg Bryk
as Firefighter
Neil Whitely
as FBI Commander
Robert Morse
as Interrogator
Joshua Peace
as Interrogation Surviellance Tech
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 Walker
as Agent Burbacher
Murray McRae
as Intro Speaker
Cindy Dukoff
as Banquet Guest
Thomas Mitchell
as Lone Agent
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Critic Reviews for Red

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Audience Reviews for Red

  • Dec 24, 2013
    I'm even surprised myself to say that the sequel is better.
    Wildaly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2013
    All Star cast with over the top action. It outwitted most of the brainless blockbusters with clever jokes running through out, though not really that interesting, it still managed to let the viewers have fun.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Aug 19, 2013
    Schwentke thought that his full-star cast would replace the necessity of character development and the creation of convincingly exciting events. False. Well, there are a couple of exceptions: - Helen Mirren firing a machine gun bigger than her while wearing a white dress and still looking fine. - John Malkovich, simply because he is John Malkovich. Everything he does is fucking awesome. In this case, he plays a delusional old man that was subject for 11 years to heavy LSD doses for governmental purposes. I approve enthusiastically. The film's biggest flaw is that it never determined whether if it wanted to be a comedic action/thriller or a DC adaptation, so it attempted to be both intermittently, ending up being a seriously uneven and uninteresting film. The ending ranks as one of the most ridiculous and unfunny of the decade. 51/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 26, 2013
    It's all well and good to see Dame Helen Mirren pumping lead whilst wearing the hell out of a slinky white dress and Tiffany jewels, but other than that, there's not much else going for this movie in the way of conflict or resolution. Everyone is appropriately badass or crazy EXCEPT Mary Louise Parker in a thankless role that pegs her as a perpetual damsel in distress. She and Bruce Willis form a somewhat mismatched pair that shares no chemistry beyond loneliness.
    Alice S Super Reviewer

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