Director: Robert Schwentke
Time: 1 hour, 51 minutes
I love everything about this movie! It has action, comedy, great acting, and great direction. Bruce Willis plays a retired black ops CIA agent whose highlight of his day is talking to a Social Security representative played hilariously by Mary-Louise Parker. This sedate life is brought to an end when a hit squad attacks Willis at his home. Since his identity is compromised, he decides to get his old band of friends together in order to find out who set up the attempted assassination. Since Ms. Parker’s character is also compromised, she unwillingly becomes an accomplice.
Morgan Freeman plays a frisky senior home resident who has stage four liver cancer and John Malkovich is a weapons expert who was subjected to LSD experiments in the military for 11 years which made him very paranoid. The only other character that I should mention is a young assassin who is put in charge of completing the hit on Willis and his team. He is played by Karl Urban.
Robert Schwentke is a German director who works in Hollywood now. He is the director of the Divergent series. At this point I must point out that Red is based on a DC Comics graphic novel. Despite this, I do not feel that the film has a comic book feel or is in any way “cartoonish”. There may be a couple scenes where the viewer could say, “No way could that happen” but they are not ridiculous enough to distract from the movie over all.
This movie is available on Blu-Ray. I give it 4.5 Stars out of 5.