7.01 h 51 min2010X-RayPG-13
Retired and Extremely Dangerous: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman and Helen Mirren play veteran spies on an action-and-laugh-packed mission to outwit assassins.
Robert Schwentke
Bruce WillisHelen MirrenMorgan Freeman
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John MalkovichRichard DreyfussMary-Louise Parker
Lorenzo di BonaventuraMark Vahradian
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Anonymous123Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very Bruce Willis
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So this is another 'retired badass some bad guys decide to screw with for no good reason' movie, but I smashed the purchase button when I saw it was Bruce Willis. So you have that highly predictable plotline. BUT Bruce Willis has a crush on this girl half his age, breaks into her house, kidnaps her, and has her tied up duct-taped mouth while making smalltalk for a first date. Their second date involves about a hundred police cars, but Bruce Willis is driving one of those. I think Bruce introduces the girl to his paranoid friend for a third date, and the paranoid friend is right about everything. I think the fourth or fifth date Bruce is a general and his girlfriend is helping him break into the CIA with more Bruce Willisness than Tom Cruise could ever hope to achieve. Somewhere around the end, Bruce is in handcuffs, the main badguy is giving his monologue, all the bad guys have all the guns and are going to kill Bruce and his girlfriend.. yattayattayatta… Then you get surprised by an actually good ending. And rather than make you wait for all the credits to roll to see the secret miniclip, they treat you to an awesome post-ending action sequence before rolling the credits. All-in-all, a 5-BruceWillis movie. It's like he watched john wick, mission impossible, taken, equalizer, matrix, and T3, then handed someone his beer and went to work.
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NoahReviewed in the United States on December 1, 2018
2.0 out of 5 stars
Digital copy only works for CANADA!
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This is not about the movie which I like. This about the digital copy. I try to buy movies that have the dvd or blue ray WITH the digital copy. Region says US and CANADA but I didn’t see a disclaimer on amazon indicating the digital copy only works in Canada so it’s useless to me. The pathetic site is the only place I found a note saying those digital movies were redeemable in Canada ONLY. No support link to remedy this. I had to wait for delivery and use the code before finding out. The slip with the code had it in tiny print and the website ends with .com but redirects to.CA for Canada.
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P2 Avid ReaderReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
OH THIS IS FUN!! CAMPY spy thriller!! All Star Cast!! Bruce & friends!!
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EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED -- full of twists & turns -- classic quotable scenes!!

He's a retired CIA operative. She is a spunky desk customer service rep with VA or some govt agency. They talk on the phone each month when he "looses" or does not get his benefits check. He develops a crush on her -- and it is mutual. But well he is a customer.... so... yeah... very.... she dreams of a life of adventure. Her work cubical is full of travel posters and she read adventure based / spy thriller romance novels. SIGH. SO SWEET RIGHT???

Until real life intervenes. A hit team is sent to kill him -- and because he's been talking to her -- he knows now that she is at risk. AND SO IT BEGINS....

This is Campy, complete with postcard graphics between each segment -- and it is FUN, humorous -- with ALL STAR CAST.

oh yeah Bruce Willis is just fantastic, but it is the supporting cast that you are gonna just LOVE.

AMAZON PRIME streaming on this was great. I actually own the DVD too. But I've been sick and to be honest, for the price -- affordable, I could press 2 buttons and watch my movie streaming. AND if you buy it -- can stream it again. And I was already familiar with the film. NOTHING LIKE STREAMING A MOVIE WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL WELL -- PERFECT. Love this service from Amazon!!
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on April 23, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
New take on the action-comedy featuring old retired spies and killers
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Red was a brand new take on the spy movie. It was based upon a comic book of the same name. What made it different from the rest of the genre was that it focused upon old retired spies and killers. That’s what red stood for, Retired and Extremely Dangerous. It was also an action-comedy that didn’t mind poking fun at itself.

The cast started with Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) being targeted by the CIA. He was an old spy who liked flirting with a billing agent named Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) on the phone because he didn’t have much of a life after the Agency. When his former employer tries to kill him, he decides he has to save Sarah because she would be next for having a relationship with him. That prompts Moses to get his old spy friends together to see what’s up. That includes Marvin (John Malkovich) a crazy old man who was experimented on with drugs back in the day and is extremely paranoid about the government to the point that he lives underground. There’s also Joe Matheson (Morgan Freeman) who is in a retirement home. Finally, Victoria (Helen Mirren) is a former assassin. They bring in the help of KRG operative Ivan Simanov (Brian Cox) because he can help them against the CIA. Speaking of which William Cooper (Karl Urban) is the agent hunting them all down. It turns out Moses and his friends were all involved in an old operation that the CIA wants to be buried and forgotten, and those involved killed as a result.

The story has a winning combination as there is constant gun play, chases, etc., and then the characters are thrown into funny situations. Especially good is Willis with Malkovich. The latter really plays the deranged roles well. Mirren was also great as an assassin.

Red was a really enjoyable film that had great characters, great acting, a story full of twists that threw in some laughs along the way.
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LizReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wickedly funny!
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This is a bit over the top, but it's so much fun watching the cast chew the scenery. Loved the tribute to Rosemary Rogers and other Avon romance novel writers that runs through the book as well--bit of an in-joke. The travel postcards are hilarious as well. So many similar witty bits deftly woven throughout the script--you will have a great time watching this one. Last movie Ernie Borgnine did and he nails his role. A must-see film that will leave you laughing at the end.
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koiboy56Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
So bad it should be rated Obscene!!!!
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Oh my gosh! What a lame unbelievable story!! These actors should be ashamed of them selves for even doing this trainwreck of a very bad movie!! This piece of trash is right there with the worst rated movie of all time, Plan 9 from Outer Space!!! The only good part in the night mare is when it was over!!!!
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ElizaReviewed in the United States on September 5, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
trashy movie that thinks it's funny, isn't scintillating enough to work as fun trash
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I love Bruce Willis. The Die Hards (even the bad ones) are among my favorite movies. In fact, I love all the actors here and the preview looked lighthearted, action packed, and fun. I like watching great actors have a good time with something easy and delightful. But I started this and spent ten minutes watching a poorly made rom com set up, waiting for something to happen in any way related to the movie I wanted to see. Then, when the action did finally start, it devolved into an attempt at a darkly comedic romance story - bruce willis kidnaps mary louise parker and keeps her mouth covered in duct tape for a prolonged time while they both play this off for laughs. Instead of "disturbing but it works" romance, which is certainly possible starting with such a premise, the lightheartedness just makes it creepy and unfunny. I'm waiting for the "master team assembles and we meet our characters" montage and I get gross morgan freeman sexually harassing a woman working as a caretaker in his residential living / retirement center, in what the filmmakers establish as a repeat pattern, not a one-off incident. Really gross. I'm just sitting here thinking when do I get to see helen mirren? Is it worth waiting? ultimately, I think it's not. Just watch the preview - that was funny enough - and then maybe watch the (many) other, better productions each one of these performers has starred in before, for many of them quite recently. I don't understand the reviewers who liked it, likening it to die hard, matrix, john wick, taken, or the like. The production is self-impressed, with nothing but un-clever jokes that rely on gross assumptions for humor. It's totally possible to make a comedic romance and/or an action movie that hinges on a dysfunctional and dark series of events; not all movies have to have elevated values; but every. single. joke. here punches down and left me feeling icky and unimpressed. I don't understand.
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Cagey BuyerReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Willis in one of his best!
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Willis in one of his best! RED stands for Retired, Extremely Dangerous, at least is does in this story about a former CIA operative. He led a mission into a latin country to rescue a big-wig's son and now only Willis and three others remain alive out of ten members. Mary-Louise Parker steals much of the film as a government pension coordinator whom Willis treats as a love interest... that is after he drugs and ties her up because she's not reacting how he wants. Picture her tied to a headboard of a bed in a small motel. She breaks loose and calls the cops. But the cops turn out to be looking for Willis. Malkovich is excellent as a conspiracy theorist who lives his fears. Morgan Freeman is another retiree who has to kill an assassin right after a visit from Willis. Helen Mirren romps through the story as a retired MI6 agent who had to kill her Russian lover. Brian Cox plays her supposedly dead lover and Karl Urban is the CIA agent charged with killing Willis. Great fun!
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