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: 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.
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: 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.
Excerpt: Kindly old Northwest widower Brian Cox wakes up early one Sunday, feeds his dog Red, then drives out to his favorite quiet fishing spot for a day of idling. In the late afternoon, three snotty teenagers emerge from the woods brandishing a shotgun, and ask if Cox has any money.