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Running Time:
1 Hour, 51 Minutes

Rating: PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned.

Rating Explanation:
for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
Although it's long, predictable, and derivative, it's still one of the most enjoyable action/comedies in a long time.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Deleted and extended scenes; Access: Red - cast insights; CIA exposed; Audio commentary with retired CIA field officer Robert Baer.

Bruce Willis ... Frank Moses
Mary-Louise Parker ... Sarah
Morgan Freeman ... Joe
Jefferson Brown ... Fred
John Malkovich ... Marvin
Karl Urban ... William Cooper
Chris Owens ... Hanged Man
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Cynthia Wilkes

Red starring Bruce Willis: DVD Cover Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is a retired Black Ops super spy for the CIA but now lives in a modestly furnished suburban home, where he is leads a simple life wondering whether or not its too early to put up the Christmas decorations. The only excitement in his day is his phone call to Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker), the social security administrator who sends Frank his pension checks.

But, Frank's boring, lonely life gets a surprising jolt when he's ambushed by a SWAT team of assassins, barely escaping to Kansas City to rescue Sarah. The first thing he does is assemble his old gang imploring them to do "one last job" with him. Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren play retired CIA agents who agree to  re-team with their old friend, but, the real sparkle comes from John Malkovich as Marvin Boggs, a conspiracy-minded paranoiac living in an underground bunker that can only be accessed through a hollowed-out car. His crazy Marvin stays just the right side of wacko.

Director Robert Schwentke ("Flightplan") revs up the action which is based on a graphic novel and luckily has Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman to add measures of grace and gravitas to counterbalance the wacky John Malkovich. Helen Mirren is especially delightful when we see her forced to revisit a long-ago affair with a Russian spy (Brian Cox). But, no one is expected to take any of this very seriously, and although the plot plays out exactly the way youd expect, the wiles of the experienced cast ensure that RED which stands for Retired: Extremely Dangerous proves once again that a little wit and a lot of style can make an average film very enjoyable.


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