123 of 126 people found the following review helpful: 4.0 out of 5 stars great actors goofing off ... resulting in good time for everyone., October 16, 2010 this review is from: Red (Special Edition) (DVD) red is the action-comedy about a small group of retired CIA field operatives (pensioners, extremely dangerous ...R.E.D.) Who are targeted for elimination by nefarious and government groups must team up to combat the threat and reveal the culprit.
RED is a film of silly, but very funny. Is the kind of film that will not work, however, if we didn't already have enough strong impressions and sensations of its stars. If you already don't think Helen Mirren as the elegant actress who won an Oscar for THE QUEEN ... We laugh would not simply at the sight of his wielding a gun. If you do not particularly think Morgan Freeman to play God or the President or the Narrator silky tints of the March of the penguins ... we don't chuckle at his antics. Frankly, if you enjoyed the trailer for red, you will enjoy the movie. They provide a sense almost completed the tone of this movie. If you thought trailers looked simply silly and made you roll your eyes ... and then the movie will just multiply that feeling.
Personally, I thought it was a lot of fun. Actors are clearly having a ball and Bruce Willis (which doesn't really come across as old enough to be retired ... especially when he can still win scazzottate left and right) makes a good reception. He was coasting here, but as movie-goers, we are so comfortable with Willis and her shaved head which feels a little like we're simply visiting an old friend. Mary Louise Parker (WEEDS) is your interest whatsoever of love, a call center worker he was flirting with a long distance, but who now joins the escapades. Does a nice job evolving from mild to really enjoying the antics of concern. Mirren and Freeman are fun. Brian Cox is presented as a Soviet agent retired, and he shines in his accent over-the-top. Richard Dreyfuss appears in a couple of scenes and chews the scenery. You'd almost feel sorry for Karl Urban as the murderer on the trail of Willis ... He doesn't get much fun ... but he plays well. Able to predict him doing well as the protagonist of a series of actions straight-laced on CBS.
Best of all is the hilarious John Malkovich. Steals every scene he is with incredible ease. As the craziest of rossi, who gets to leave his tendencies to overact mightily just run wild ... and everything works. His facial expressions alone had the audience in stitches.
RED is not a classic movie by any means. But I must say, the 110 minutes I spent with these guys was a complete blast, guilty-pleasure. Maybe you are just the right age (46) in order to enjoy this particular cast goofing around ... but I noticed that a lot of guys looking for happy and 20-somethings all around me. I think this film is set to be a hit (with room sequel).
30 of 33 people found the following review helpful: 5.0 out of 5 stars fun, exciting, fun!, October 18, 2010 this review is from: Red (Special Edition) (DVD) this movie has it all. It's got:
-A lot of action. Although Bruce Willis is playing a guy older, retired, had still merchandise. He is completely convincing. The rest of the cast offers as well.
-Funny moments-while it's not one thing, there are lots of fun and lightweight, with a few laugh out louds. Willis is the master of fun action flick and John Malkovich was surprisingly fun. The rest of the cast also contributed as straight guys.
-Romance-Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker really work. I don't want to spoil any surprises, but lets say that starts and ends in a surprising, and they had good chemistry.
-Character development-surprisingly well done for an action flick. Each character truly has been defined, and you get to care of them.
-Suspense-it was really a good story and well written. It was full of twists and surprises, with plenty of moments "edge of your seat".
-Excellent cast-the power of star in this film was blinding. These people really shined. No stars for nothing. Each person was fantastic in their role.
At the beginning of the movie dragged a bit, but once it was off, really flew.
It was a really enjoyable film. Highly recommend this film, however please don't bring young kids as a family in the theater. There is too much violence for children.help other customers find the most useful reviews This review was helpful?
34 of 39 people found the following review helpful: 4.0 out of 5 stars Howling good fun, October 24, 2010 this review is from: Red (Special Edition) (DVD) I mean, everything that characterizes the Dame Mirren, an elegant evening dress and a machine-gun. 50 cal can't be all bad. Once you stop taking it seriously (sure something will happen soon), is a riot.
The key message is a boom ego-stroke: "don't mess with the old boys". Unfortunately, this is what happens. Retired CIA agents begin dying at an alarming rate. It turns out that the decedents all worked on a special mission — one that has worked on our heroes as well. So, when men come hit after hit men, the Chase is on. And, as the progresses reached higher and higher in the halls of Government. You know, the usual.
In this film, the fun is in getting there. Wise cracking of Bruce Willis plays well against John Malkovich character slightly deranged, easy-going character Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren balances both adds a touch of class. Then there is the character Mary-Louise Parker, Sarah, in a similar role of Diaz Knight and day not just as ridiculous. Keep your ears open for the jokes. There weren't enough times I was the only one laughing at the theater that I could listen to only one, too.
OK, maybe this is not one for the ages. It's a heck of a way to spend a Saturday night, though.
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