Tuesday, October 19, 2010

RED - Movie Review

***

Starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, Ernest Borgnine, Julian McMahon, James Remar and Rebecca Pidgeon.
Directed by Robert Schwentke.


I had fun. What can I say?

Bruce Willis plays a retired CIA assassin, forced to go on the run when a hit-squad shows up at his house and guns the thing apart. From there, he finds other retired assassins, semi-friends of his who agree to help him, mostly for the one-last-time thrill of it.

It's one of those movies where the plot doesn't matter much, like The Losers or The A-Team, but I foudn this one to be better than both of those. I think the characters were more interesting, and the deep-bench cast helps. Malkovich probably comes away with the gold as Frank, where it can truly be said that just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't trying to get you. Mirren seems to be having a ball firing heavy artillery on-screen, and Parker's great as an analyst forced to come along.

Of the group, I wish they'd given Freeman more to do.

1 comment:

Neetu said...

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It's a character driven action comedy that truly is RED (ridiculous, entertaining, delightful). I liked the movie. thanks for the blog.