Sunday, February 6, 2011

RED (2010) PG13 - 3½ Stars

One of those types of movies you know can't happen but you choose to get involved anyway. With a slow start, the action finally gets moving and is done perfectly, not too over the top. How can you go wrong with Morgan Freeman and a great cast of all stars as retired CIA, coming back to life, when the government wants them to die faster.

Malkovich is awesome as Marvin who's been giving too much LSD that keeps him just a touch away from reality. Once again, Morgan shows again what a versatile actor he is. Willis is in his typical Die Hard character but this time has a warm heart, Parker is believable in her hostage role while Mirren revives life as an assassin with elegant charm. Though the idea of this movie seems familiar like "Knight and Day," with an innocent girl caught up in the cross fire, I enjoyed this movie much more. Always with an edge on comedy, "Red" is a good action packed drama showing how you shouldn't write off the seniors of our country. Also starring, Richard Dreyfuss, and Ernest Borgnine.

Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), used to be a hired gun for the CIA. Along with Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich), and Victoria (Helen Mirren), these former government assassins were quit the CIA agents back in the day. They were the team the government hired to take someone out without wanting the public to know. But now, some one's trying to kill them, fearing they still know too much in the secretes the hold from the past.

Frank has developed a liking for Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), and as he meets her for the first time, he must kidnap her to keep her safe. It seems the CIA loves to go after your loved ones in order to get to you. Sarah has no idea what Frank is involved in and protests her involvement. Then she's introduced to Joe, Marvin and Victoria and decides to help however she can. The team discovers the vice president may be involved in framing them as assassins. Their only hope is to break into CIA headquarters, exposing the truth to save their lives and reputations.

Summit Entertainment, LLC, DC Entertainment
Director: Robert Schwentke
Writers: Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber
Producers: Mark Vahradian, Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
I viewed 1/11

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