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Red 2 Reviews

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
July 11, 2016
Red 2 is chock full of red herrings with none more glaring than the one tricking us into thinking the screenwriters' return would retain the tone and feel of the first.
Full Review | Original Score: C
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
"Red 2" is at least as good as its predecessor, if not noticeably better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 8, 2015
It's not that surprising coming from a Bruce Willis flick, but its thesis of gun lovers being morally superior to bomb lovers is still entirely suspect.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
December 23, 2013
A highly-watchable but stilted sequel that serves as a complacent sequel to the fun original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
Much of the originality has faded and Morgan Freeman's absence is keenly felt, but the end result is still a fun, exciting adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered
November 25, 2013
Red 2 fails to capture the fun of the first film, but manages to hold on to its weaker traits, such as a bloated runtime and an inundation of mindless action sequences, turning this into a rather forgettable affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 29, 2013
The cookie-cutter action sequences - car chases, fireballs, shoot-outs - are so-so and whereas the first film had a giddy cheekiness to it, the vibe here just feels forced, a common trait of sequels we really weren't hankering for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
September 6, 2013
Who knows if teenagers will appreciate this type of actioner? No matter. They get plenty of films designed for them. You go, gramps!
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 4, 2013
The basic formula of the freefall of action, laughs and casting class of the 2010 first film is the same, but everything is less spontaneous, a little more forced and a tad overcooked this second time around... Mirren comes out best
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
September 1, 2013
RED 2's support cast (including the new additions) are punching hard for this sequel to be as fun as the original; however the diluted globetrotting and Willis' clear 'pay-check' performance make you wish they'd retired this series after the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
August 31, 2013
RED 2 plays it pretty safe, carefully emulating the style and tone of its predecessor, so if you enjoyed the first one, RED 2 should tick the same boxes for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Barry Hill
Flicks.co.nz
August 29, 2013
Silly but unapologetic entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 16, 2013
About the best - and maybe the worst - that can be about RED 2 is that it is an exceedingly safe pick.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
Kimber Myers
The Playlist
August 13, 2013
While we applaud the minds behind Red 2 for making a film for adults in a sea of movies for kids and teenage boys, they didn't actually make a good film for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Guy Lodge
London Evening Standard
August 12, 2013
The Expendables meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel isn't an obviously winning formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 9, 2013
Smart, breezy spy action, with an of-the-moment vibe that takes it post-post-9/11 and into the Wikileaks era of global politics.
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
August 5, 2013
Willis looks so tired, so lacking in vitality, that it's tempting to suggest he follow his character's lead and retire.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 4, 2013
[A] tiresome sequel ...
Jason Best
Movie Talk
August 3, 2013
The plot is all too generic, right down to the ticking-bomb climax. You can easily imagine it being taken off the shelf and handed to a bunch of younger actors with barely a tweak.
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
August 2, 2013
The trick to RED 2's success is its willingness to allow the actors to roar through all their greatest hits at the loudest possible volume.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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