Excerpt: I recall seeing an interview with Bruce Willis on the show Between Two Ferns . If you’ve never seen the show check it out, by the way. It’s hosted by Zach Galifianakis and he interviews “A” list movie stars. In his interview he says to Willis “Do you ever see a script and say ‘No, thanks.
Excerpt: Frank Moses is a retired CIA field operative who lives a boring life in suburbia with the only thing keeping him going being the periodic phone calls to Sarah Ross who’s a simple pension clerk in a government office.
Summary: One of the best things I can say about a film is that I had a great time watching it. That really describes Red more than anything else said here. I can guarantee you a couple of hours of fun. The gags are fresh and original, and the cast is really something of a hoot to watch.
Excerpt: Red is loaded with action, the type of ridiculous stunts that are right in tone with the film’s comedic nature. Where else will you see John Malkovich playing a retired CIA agent whose aiming is so precise it can blow up an RPG rocket in mid-air?
Excerpt: The Movie Based on a little-known DC Comics graphic novel by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED is one of those big, loud action comedies that we can look forward to with an ice cold soda in one hand and a bucket of popcorn in the other.
Conclusion: Red is all about fun. The movie wears that three-letter descriptor on its sleeve throughout, and they just don't get any less pretentious than this. Red earns high points not only for its honesty, but also for its ability to find that perfect balance between action and humor and, more importantly,...
Excerpt: As an adaptation of a graphic novel that doesn't feature superheroes, bland 20-something actors or an overarching mythology linking into other movies, Red is already a giant breath of fresh air from minute one.
Summary: A pitch-perfect parody of over-the-hill action heroes nails and sustains the right tone throughout. Of course, when you've got Helen Mirren stationed behind a mounted machine gun, how can you fail?
Excerpt: There’s a touch of smirking apathy to everything Bruce Willis does these days, an attitude that reads as “I’ve already won the Hollywood game, but I guess I can keep playing for everyone else’s sake.