Director: Robert Schwentke. Cast: Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, Morgan Freeman, Rebecca Pidgeon, Richard Dreyfuss, Brian Cox, Ernest Borgnine. 111 min. Rated PG-13. Action/Comedy.
There are some actors whose mere presence in a movie is a pleasure; and Red has two of them: Willis, and Malkovich. So that makes this already a winner. Watching them joined by Freeman and Mirren as a group of oldie CIA agents (Retired, Extremely Dangerous) planning on bringing down a dirty government official, together with an heavenly ensemble of performers (just look at the names), makes the ride even more fun. Great for a two-hour weekend entertainment - but nothing beyond that.