88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
Red 2 not only delivers the action, laughs and thrills of the original — in many ways it surpasses it.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
About halfway through Red 2, in the midst of all the laughs and action, suddenly Anthony Hopkins shows up, and he doesn't care one bit that nobody is going to notice his acting in a movie like this. He's going for the Oscar anyway.
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63

RogerEbert.com

By Odie Henderson
I did my homework and watched the original "RED." It was just as stupid as this movie, yet I liked it a little more.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
In its long, punishing final act, Red 2 goes beyond its mandate as a lark to pose as a true action caper.
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Red 2 is one of those sequels that's easier to follow if you've seen the original but more entertaining if you haven't.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The film has its charms but the end result feels like warmed-over James Bond… and not even especially good 007, at that.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Red 2 goes down easily, from Marvin’s demented moments of relationship advice to Dame Helen’s tender and amusing “Hitchcock” reunion with Sir Anthony. There’s a knowing twinkle in their eyes, and in everybody else’s. “Yeah, we could’ve done a Bond film,” they seem to wink. “And it would’ve been a bloody fun one, at that.”
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60

Variety

By Justin Chang
While Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, et al. are still good for a few chuckles as a gang of superannuated government assassins, this globe-trotting action-comedy diversion applies a bigger-is-better philosophy across the board, upping the stakes, the firepower and the travel budget, but keeping real thrills and laughs at a modest trickle.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Justin Lowe
Not that it isn’t entertaining, but the film's premise is certainly well past its “use by” date, resulting in another passably palatable sequel distinguished by a lack of narrative and stylistic coherence that could potentially underpin a really viable franchise.
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50

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
Red 2, disappointing in so many ways, isn't torture to watch, in part because Mirren has even more to do than she did in the first installment.
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48 out of 100
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