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Rated PG-13 · 116 minutes · 2013

Action, Comedy
It’s not as fully invested in the story or the camp as its immediate ancestor, and that troubles Red 2. As action-packed sequels go, it’s got almost enough. There are some nice bits of comedy, too. But none of this feels as fresh as it did the first time, and star Bruce Willis reverts to that brittle-boned guy who just sleepwalks through the paycheck movies. And really, if the star can’t muster up the goods, why should you muster up the cash? Mary-Louise Parker is probably better here than the first time around, and the original Red would have been better with more Helen Mirren, so the sequel has that in its favor. But the story is hokey, the film introduces a lot of unnecessary new characters, Willis is a total bore, and Red 2 just doesn’t fire off any guilty pleasure pheromones.


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Official Site: red-themovie.com/#
Director: Dean Parisot
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, Jake Myers and David Ready
Cast: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung-hun Lee, David Thewlis, Brian Cox, Neal McDonough, Steven Berkoff, Tim Piggott Smith, Garrick Hagon, Jong Lee, Philip Arditti, Mitchell Mullen and Martin Sims

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The Coast Halifax Red 2 Dealing with retirement is—still—a killer for the old gang. by Jacob Boon 07/18/2013
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