Red Reviews

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October 20, 2010
Red Shoots Blanks at Familiar Targets.
October 18, 2010
It's the kind of cast that lends more credence to the material than it deserves.
October 17, 2010
It veers between high-octane and dullish moments.
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.
October 15, 2010
The winking, self-reflexive tone mutes any possible emotional investment.
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.
October 15, 2010
Action sequences are just poorly shot. It feels like they took a few comic panels from the book, but you don't see the effects of a given action.
October 15, 2010
Director Robert Schwentke does as much as he can with the cartoonish story and stunts but after a while can no longer maintain the illusion that RED is actually about anything.
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 15, 2010
That's some serious A-Team physics when you can put upwards of a thousand .50 caliber rounds into a bunch of cars and not even wound anyone.
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.
October 15, 2010
When people this talented get together there's an expectation of entertainment that this inert comic book adaptation just doesn't deliver.
October 15, 2010
Red is an insult to our memories and to our intelligence, an unfunny farce whose veteran cast is cashing a retirement check.
October 15, 2010
Malkovich's performance is over-the-top even for him, and Freeman seems to be waiting for a call from his agent.
October 15, 2010
It's as if the studio simply assembled a huge pile of money in the middle of the back lot, set it ablaze and started filming. And I wish they had, because it would have been more interesting to watch than this.
October 15, 2010
Unfortunately, while Red's stars may have gotten better with age, its many clichés have not.
October 15, 2010
The star turns are Red's raison d'être, with the winking performances filling the place of any credible dramatic tension.
October 15, 2010
It is possible to have a good time at RED, but it is not a very good movie. It doesn't really try to be, and given the present state of the Hollywood economy, this may be a wise choice.
October 15, 2010
An excruciating bore on screen without a sense of wit, fun or action worth your attention. With Red, Schwentke earns his spot on the not-to-watch list and the Hoebers must be taken into custody and thrown into cinema jail.
October 14, 2010
There's fun to be had with Mirren's Victoria and, even more so, John Malkovich's weird, LSD flashbacking Marvin Boggs, but the plot is pretty humdrum and the film ultimately forgettable.
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