Red Reviews

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January 3, 2011
Red is a goofball lament. It's saying that in the good old days, or at least in the good old movie days, our killers were good-time guys.
October 28, 2010
While it's a movie richly endowed with big names, you come away imbued with the happy thought that they all left their egos at home.
October 27, 2010
A fast, funny, smart, adult-oriented action-comedy that generates precisely the kind of giddy vibe The Expendables lacked.
October 21, 2010
It's very silly and runs out of steam well before the end, though there are one or two gags.
October 21, 2010
Red may look tantalising on paper, but the end product is nothing to smile about.
October 20, 2010
Beneath its light exterior is not only a neat, if unsubtle, political undercurrent but a rebellious streak about how the allure of firing an RPG outweighs the prospect of retirement.
October 15, 2010
Much of the enjoyment comes from seeing these respected thespians so thoroughly embody cartoon characters; it's like Sidney Lumet directing Space Jam.
October 15, 2010
You're never too old for mayhem.
October 15, 2010
What really works for Red is our shared history with the actors involved.
October 15, 2010
Red has ka-booms, rat-a-tat-tats and a wildly extended first date. It's edgy and fantastically gooey -- and flaunts it.
October 15, 2010
Old people who kill people are so much cuter than young people who kill people, right? In a movie like RED, that's all we need to know.
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
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
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
An action comedy as entertaining to watch as it evidently was to make.
October 15, 2010
Only in Hollywood is someone seriously old at 55, but this is the underlying thesis of Red, and it works like a well-worn charm.
October 15, 2010
Red, perhaps the first CIA-AARP flick, fits seniors with grenade launchers instead of slippers. I say it's about time.
October 15, 2010
The one-liners zing right along with the bullets in a playful pas de deux of mayhem, misdirection and mordant humor.
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
[Strikes] a careful balance between quasi-cartoonish shoot-outs and oddball humor, which ranges from droll to silly without ever going too far over the top.
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