Cinema Sound Off … RED


My good friend, KM Wilsher, and I are heading out to Harkins Theatres each month to watch a choice movie.

We’ll let you know if it’s worth you spending your hard-earned money or not.

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Now…onto the movie.


This week we opted to watch a DVD, and we chose RED.

Synopsis from IMDB:

Frank (Bruce Willis) is retired, bored and lonely living off his government pension in a nondescript suburb in an equally nondescript house. The only joy in Frank’s life are his calls to the government pension processing center when he gets to talk to his case worker Sarah (Mary-Louis Parker). Sarah is as bored and lonely as Frank and marks her conversations with the unknown Frank and her spy novels as the only things fun in her life. When something in Frank’s past forces Frank back into his old line of work and puts an unwitting Sarah in the middle of the intrigue, Frank and Sarah begin a journey into Franks past and the people he used to work with. Like Frank they are all RED … Retired Extremely Dangerous

My review:

Well…although the special effects were good, and there was a lot of kick butt action, which I usually am quite a sucker for, this movie flopped for me.

The characters seemed over the top weird. Bruce Willis did a good job. Stoic, flat affect…I totally bought that he was bored. But gosh I couldn’t stand the character, Sarah. I literally wanted plug my ears and sing La-La-La-La-La so I couldn’t hear her talk.

Okay, that was overly dramatic. Sorry.

I just couldn’t connect with this movie. It wasn’t horrible, just not one I plan on buying or ever watching again.

My Rating:

2 tickets — See it, but by yourself on dvd


Did you see it? What’d you think?


Now, hop on over to KM Wilsher‘s blog and check out her perspective.

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23 Responses to Cinema Sound Off … RED

  1. This doesn’t look like something I’d watch anyways, but good to know it fell flat. Now, I really won’t waste my time. Have a great day!

  2. danicaavet says:

    This is one of the few movies I wanted to see because it looked like it was right up my alley with weirdness. Hm. Might have to rethink that. Thanks for the review!

  3. lbdiamond says:

    Haven’t seen it…probably won’t, LOL!

    I like John Malkovich though. And Helen Mirren wielding a machine gun? Cool. 😉

  4. KM Wilsher says:

    Wow! We disagree! :0) That hasn’t happened in a while. I really enjoyed the movie. . .come on over an read what I had to say! Lynn, you are the best!

  5. When this movie first came out it didn’t get my attention so that I would run out and see it. I have yet to see it and don’t think I will be watching it.

  6. I liked it. I DID have to suspend my belief system to get into it. I thought it was fun. The part they said was Pensacola was totally NOT- It was a swamp in Louisiana. I KNOW it!!

  7. Lindsay says:

    Oh, good. A not so good review of the movie. From the trailers I saw on TV it sounded interesting and now I’m sure it is. Seems that every time I read a bad review of a movie I want to see I like the movie. And the opposite is true about movies that get good reviews. Hate’em.

  8. Chris says:

    I loved this movie! Sure it was somewhat unrealistic but John Malkovich was awesome. I’d watch it again.

    • Lynn Rush says:

      John did do a good job acting that crazy character, didn’t he? It was almost too out there for me, though. But man, that guy can act pretty much ANY part you throw at him, can’t he?

  9. Rebecca says:

    you NEED NEED NEED to go see Soul Surfer! it’s incredible! Don’t wait a month! go see it soon!! I want to see it again and buy it. Bethany Hamilton is an amazing and inspiring young woman!

  10. Saw it. LIked but didn’t love it. Totally agree with Chris, thought John M. was awesome. And I agree with Rebecca, everyone should go see Soul Surfer! Happy Tuesday!

  11. Lindsay says:

    I’m a big Bruce Willis fan

  12. Lynn Rush says:

    Thanks for stoppin’ by, Lori. That’s a good summary: Liked but didn’t love.

  13. Ciara Knight says:

    Although, I’m a Bruce fan. I’ll wait for it to come to DVD. I still don’t even know what it’s called based on the movie cover. LOL

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