Synopsis: Based on the cult D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED is an explosive action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren. Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents – but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.
WHO’S WHO IN RED
Starring: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker, Brian Cox, Karl Urban, Rebecca Pidgeon, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine
Writer: Erich Hoeber
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Production Companies: Di Bonaventura Pictures, DC Entertainment
Original Music: Christophe Beck
Cinematography: Florian Ballhaus
Film Editing: Thom Noble
Production Design: Alec Hammond
Art Direction: Brandt Gordon
Set Direction: Carolyn “Cal” Loucks
Costume Design: Susan Lyall
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Suspense, Comedy
Tagline: Killer Company Man.
Runtime: 111 minutes
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language
Filming locations: Louisiana (New Orleans, Harahan), Canada (Toronto, Cambridge, Mississauga)
REEL MOVIE THOUGHTS REVIEW AND RATINGS:
RED is a thoroughly enjoyable, action comedy full of charm and humor. The movie is an amusing tale of aging CIA top agents who are now the Agency’s targets for assassination. RED is a light, easy to watch, pleasurable movie experience with a few inspired moments. If you are tired and need some brain candy but don’t want to see a chick flick, this is the perfect movie to just sit back, relax and go along for the ride.
Reel Movie Thoughts entertainment rating: 3.5/5
Reel Movie Thoughts award-worthy rating: 2/5