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Roe McDermott
Hot Press
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
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
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
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
October 15, 2010
Unfortunately, while Red's stars may have gotten better with age, its many clichés have not.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ben Gook
The Vine
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.
Rebecca Barry Hill
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
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
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
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
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+
Don Groves
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.
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Adam Lippe
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.
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
October 21, 2010
Red may look tantalising on paper, but the end product is nothing to smile about.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
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
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
October 15, 2010
The winking, self-reflexive tone mutes any possible emotional investment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
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
Katey Rich
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
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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic
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.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
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
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
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
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
October 20, 2010
Red Shoots Blanks at Familiar Targets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
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