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September 8, 2017
Together they make up for decent movie, with occasionally good action scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 11, 2016
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 5/10
October 15, 2010
Unfortunately, while Red's stars may have gotten better with age, its many clichés have not.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 25, 2010
RED offers cheap thrills and a few nice gags. It could have been more than that, but the appetite for this stuff is insatiable.
October 28, 2010
The film's two romances are implausible, the dialogue is drawn out with geriatric pauses and the constant funk soundtrack does little to make sense of a plot more disjointed than Brian Cox's knees.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 15, 2010
Instead of remaining true to the much darker graphic novel, "Red" goes for the funny bone, using what amounts to wink-and-a-nudge stunt casting that never gets past its own cleverness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 16, 2010
...filled with the kind of sprightly paced, lighthearted violence that's supposed to evoke chuckles but mostly seems under-heated and over-loud.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 28, 2010
Director Robert Schwentke sensibly gives his cast free rein but abandons any pretence of credibility as the retirees dodge numerous bullets and rockets. The venerable cast deserved a more intelligent vehicle for their talents.
October 5, 2010
Schwentke keeps things light: light on big laughs, light on unique action set pieces and light on any sense that these game but retired spies are too old for this crap.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2010
RED is neither a good movie nor a bad one. It features actors we like doing things we wish were more interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2010
No one gets hurt, okay? See? He's just faking his death. Now let's get you some cocoa and a DVD of Miss Congeniality 2.
October 21, 2010
Red may look tantalising on paper, but the end product is nothing to smile about.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 13, 2011
All the stars seem to be having great fun playing goodies and baddies and running around shooting things. But they could do the same thing paintballing, sparing us from having to watch them and avoiding having to spend 60 million dollars in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 15, 2010
The winking, self-reflexive tone mutes any possible emotional investment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2010
I dunno how a film that climaxes with Helen Mirren wielding a machine gun could be this disappointing. But somehow, R.E.D. pulls it off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2010
Red starts to devolve into nonsense well before it takes advantage of the many things it has going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 15, 2010
A lengthy procession of geriatric-assassin jokes [that] offers a chilling portent of what lies in store should soon-to-be-ex-Governor Schwarzenegger ever return to the big screen.
October 13, 2010
Red instead exhibits all the get-up-and-go of a grandpa on the verge of an afternoon nap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 15, 2010
While the action is good, the movie isn't as cool as it thinks. If you replace Bruce Willis with Gene Hackman, then you have a hit on your hands about these 'old' agents.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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