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Still armed. Still dangerous. Still got it.
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
The Best Expendable Marigold Hotel.
Sporadically funny and continuously uninspired, yet fun enough to keep you entertained from start to finish, Robert Schwentke's RED is a sadly disappointing action/comedy film that doesn't leave a great lasting impression. I've always been a sucker for crime comedies, they're usually fun & bloody and when they are well written, they easily win my heart—plus, a little bit of action never really hurt anyone. However, RED didn't really achieve what I'm looking for in a crime comedy, as it features mostly forgettable characters, disappointing dialogue and a story that doesn't deliver what it could nor even what it promises.
Bruce Willis stars as Frank Moses, a veteran, yet retired secret agent who sees his current peaceful life being suddenly interrupted…
Schwentke thought that his full-star cast would replace the necessity of character development and the creation of convincingly exciting events. False. Well, there are a couple of exceptions:
- Helen Mirren firing a machine gun bigger than her while wearing a white dress and still looking fine.
- John Malkovich, simply because he is John Malkovich. Everything he does is fucking awesome. In this case, he plays a delusional old man that was subject for 11 years to heavy LSD doses for governmental purposes. I approve enthusiastically.
The film's biggest flaw is that it never determined whether if it wanted to be a comedic action/thriller or a DC adaptation, so it attempted to be both intermittently, ending up being a seriously uneven and uninteresting film. The ending ranks as one of the most ridiculous and unfunny of the decade.
When RED appeared on the schedules back in 2010 most people must have thought it was another Bruce Willis vehicle that would flop at the box office amid a definite career decline. It was however a very entertaining action/comedy that reignited Willis's career and also gave John Malkovich the chance to show what a versatile comedic actor he was. Stealing the limelight from Willis, Freeman, Dreyfuss, and a terrific Helen Mirren, Malkovich got all the best lines and most of the laughs here. Mary-Louise Parker also showed her value as a supporting player for an old-fashioned caper film full of action and wisecracks from the old stagers who all seem to be having the time of their lives. Karl Urban…
Not quite as big on action films as I used to be, but there were some cool action scenes, decent dialogue, and fun performances from the likes of Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Karl Urban, and Richard Dreyfuss among others.
Stupid nonsense. But at least it was intentionally stupid nonsense. Malkovich's turn as a pensionable Howling Mad Murdoch from The A Team type just about makes it worthwhile. Just about.
Conventionally constructed, well-paced, and fun.
I was surprised how much fun this turned out to be. A great cast winking at the camera all the way.
I had no idea what to expect, but it looked very silly based on the Netflix screen-shots. Don't judge this book by its cover.
First of all let me acknowledge the very impressive cast: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine,... Wow. It's not quite "all star", but they don't get much more starry than this.
Bruce Willis brings his A game to play, to. The first 30 minutes are the best work he's done outside of The 6th Sense. Really understated and honest, and very endearing, but also deliberately misleading. I thought we were going to be watching a better-than-average Rom Com with Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds) as the lead actress.…
Exactly what you would expect.
Na emberek, ilyen egy jópofa, frankó kémfilm. Jó történet, kellő humor, remek színészek. Tudom, hogy van egy folytatása, de félek egyenlőre megnézni, mert annyi csalódás már ért ilyen téren, hogy jó volt az első rész és csapnivaló volt a folytatása.
We all need such casual, easy watch movies from time to time, just to relax our brains. It's ridiculous and entertaining. Nothing special, though.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Retired and extremely dangerous.
Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovitch. BW trifft seine Chatbekanntschaft, als er sie gezwungenermaßen retten muss, da ihn selbst nach seiner Pansionierung seine Vergangenheit einholt und er fliehen muss. Tut sich nach und nach mit John Malkovich und Morgan Freeman zusammen, um sich an der CIA zu rächen.
Watched in October 2010
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