RED [2010]

Action comedy depicting the antics of a squad composed by several senior CIA agents. RED is actually an acronym for “Retired, Extremely Dangerous”. An ingenious concept, like Watchmen, but funny and with even older heroes.  This stylish and explosive adaptation of Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner’s “Red” comic book series works thanks to its A-list cast, where Mary-Louise Parker and Karl Urban stand out. Bruce Willis plays Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman’s appearance is all-too-brief, John Malkovich is all sorts of crazy as paranoid Marvin Boggs and Helen Mirren looks glamorous as ever, even when sporting a machine gun. Terrible work by Richard Dreyfuss, though. Sadly, in the end, this satire is totally conventional and frequently ridiculous.

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