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Red [2010]


A retired Black-Ops Specialist (Bruce Willis) finds his new civilian life turned upside down when assassins target him. Hence, he joins forces with his old cohorts (Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Brian Cox) to uncover the assassins' hit list and the reasons behind it. Also with Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss and Mary-Louise Parker. Directed by Robert Schwentke. [1:51 - PG-13]



thumbs up

"It benefits from flavors of humor and romance that keep its appeal from being fanboy-only... The actual mechanics of the plot might eventually get so convoluted they have to be accepted on faith, but the spirit of Red rarely falters."

- John Defore

thumbs down

"Here was an opportunity for more seasoned pros to show the kids how it's done. Schwentke blew that chance with this forgettable comedy. If he feels the need, maybe he can brag about his ability to take a stellar cast and put them in a thoroughly pedestrian film."

- Mark Keizer



John Defore | Hollywood Reporter
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Bill Clark | From The Balcony
Michelle Orange | Movieline
David Medsker | Bullz-Eye.com
Amy Biancolli | San Francisco Chronicle
John DeSando | WCBE
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Lawrence Toppman | Charlotte Observer
Shawn Levy | Portland Oregonian
Robert Wilonsky | Village Voice
Justin Chang | Variety
Joe Morgenstern | Wall Street Journal
Marc Savlov | Austin Chronicle
Steve Persall | St. Petersburg Times
Tasha Robinson | Onion AV Club
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Rene Rodriguez | Miami Herald
Steven Rea | Philadelphia Inquirer
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Keith Uhlich | Time Out New York
Ben Sachs | Chicago Reader
Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times
Claudia Puig | USA Today
Ty Burr | Boston Globe
Liam Lacey | The Globe and Mail
Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times
A.O. Scott | The New York Times
Dana Stevens | Slate
Mark Keizer | Boxoffice Magazine

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