Good Enough...Thank You, Mr. Malkovich!

By herbiehu
Written October 07, 2010
I didn't think a movie about geriatric CIA operatives was going to be good, except you have some of the greatest actors of our time in this movie. RED is short for, "Retired, Extremely Dangerous"...and these old timers are definitely deadly. This movie seems like the natural progression from the Die Hard franchise...he's still the same ballsy jerk, but finely aged and wiser! Helen Mirren was shockingly fantastic...classy yet butch; something about this woman with a sniper rifle in her hands makes her soooo sexy! Mary Louise-Parker was utterly believable as the sad and pathetic government employee. But sadly, Morgan Freeman was dismissible...I think he could have been better utilized. But the man who truly made Red was John Malkovich...what an utterly fantastical character! Holy cow...he was AWESOME! His facial expressions, his mannerisms, his comedic timing...all perfection!!! The plot was a bit thin and predictable...but nonetheless a very enjoyable time. Definitely worth it!
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Quirky Funny and Better than Expected

By President113
Written October 15, 2010
As far as action movies go, there were plenty of explosions and lots of shoot outs, so if you like that, then you'll enjoy this movie. If you like comedies, this movie was also funnier than expected, especially John Malkovich. The story wasn't too bad, although it was a little contrived at times. Over all, it was much better than I expected, a sort of "Die Hard" meets "Salt" meets "James Bond". I really enjoyed the movie, and I could definitely see a sequel in its future.
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Great Movie

By leeloodallas
Written December 07, 2010
This was a really good movie. It was nice and light, and very funny. Surprisingly good action too. Every character was good in it. A particular standout was john malkovich. This movie was great.
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Five Word Review

By AlanF
Written October 17, 2010
non-stop action funny enjoyable romatic
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Hit the nail on the head

By boxxx_office
Written October 22, 2010
This movie was good because it didn't take itself so seriously. It was very clear when there was a joke and when it was "seriously trying to progress the story." However, the best part is, even though these two things were clearly delineated, the lightheartedness and the seriousness intertwined very well together. It had good action sequences, and the actors were perfect for the roles. I've suggested that many people go see this movie. Adults and adolescents, alike, will enjoy this movie.
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