Sarah: "This is so bad."
Frank: "It's not that bad. People get shot all the time."
Sarah: "No they don't. They get paper cuts."
release year: 2010
viewing setting: home Bluray 1/24/16 and 2/24/15 and 3/18/14 and home DVD, 4/20/12 and 2/28/11
synopsis: R.E.D. means "Retired, Extremely Dangerous" and in this case it applies to a former black-ops CIA agent who finds himself targeted for unknown reasons...so he gets his old group back together to turn the tables.
impressions: Entertaining. There's plenty of shooting, fighting, and such which is mixed with a number of funny lines and situations, plus a good plot that gets revealed as the movie goes on.
acting: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren are the former agents who must now fight for their lives. Brian Cox is a jovial Russian agent who's crossed paths with them in the past. Mary-Louise Parker is Willis' unwitting and reluctant love interest. Karl Urban is the active agent who's tracking them all down. Richard Dreyfuss is one of the bad guys. Ernest Borgnine has a minor role as a records keeper.
final word: Good mix of action and comedy.
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