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Review by The Advocator

Created On : 14th of January, 2011
Modified On : 14th of January, 2011
 
RATiNG
This MOVIE Scored:
Cinematography
  9/10
Plot / Story
  9/10
Acting
10/10
Concept
  9/10
Special Effects
  7/10
Sound
  9/10

FINAL RATING
90 %
A
( 9.0 / 10 )
 

Action - Comedy

A Realistic Review of RED

Summit Entertainment
Red
( RED2010 )
A good action movie, that takes the time to introduce the primary characters and as the story unfolds the other characters introduced fit in well with Bruce Willis character background. So the movie starts off slow but still interesting and does not have to rely upon "flashbacks" and other time line manipulation techniques.

What makes this film great is the script and the acting. Both are top notch and just as important is that all the characters fit well together and suit the actors. Very well cast.

Summit Entertainment Red RED2010
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Cinematography
Plot / Story
Acting
Concept
Special Effects
Sound

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Comments about Cinematography

The Good

Each scene is well presented and some nice camera angles have been utilized at certain times. Also some nice location changes have been incorporated near the start of the movie, rather than straight cuts.

When locations change, you're presented with a postcard style display to indicate this and provide you information as to this destination.

Very enjoyable and each scene is a complement and continuation of the last. There are no abstract or dream states which I think audiences always find difficult to understand what the producer/director is trying to convey.

The Bad

Not much to say other than a few scenes are presented quite dark, leaving half of Bruce Willis's face cast in shadow, however this is really only a small point and could have easily been done to add atmosphere to the scene.



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Comments about Plot / Story

The Good

Most action movies are a bit light on the story and by no means does this movie have a heavy plot, but it is sufficient to add to the movie. There is purpose and it's not an action film for the sake of being able to blow stuff up. The story for each character is good and the underlying plot, even though primarily driven by one character is still well conceived, interesting and funny.

The writing is great and the script includes some good comedy (wit). Each character has their fair share of funny remarks, and there are no annoying / trying to be the comic relief, characters in the movie (examples of these types of characters would be Jo Pesci in Lethal Weapon or Chris Tucker in Rush Hour).

Usually in any movie there are bound to be characters that you can't associate with / relate to or simply just don't like. Some of this is always to do with the actor, but primarily it's due to the script they have been given or the direction for their character. But in this movie that just doesn't seem to exist, and I found myself liking all the characters.

The Bad

Nothing to say at all.



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Comments about Acting

Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman all did a great job, as did all the other cast not mentioned here.
The Good

This was a real surprise. Usually in every film there's characters that you just don't like or you feel they are simply cast wrong, but in this movie everyone was not only perfect for their role, they did a fantastic job.

Each character has their own "flare" and for this movie it's almost as if their characters were written to play directly at their strengths and acting style. All the cast shine and yet at the same time don't overshadow or dominate the others.

The Bad

For another section of this review, I'm left with nothing to say.



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Comments about Concept

The Good

The concept is simple, yet well executed and not over done. Each scene complements and continues on from the last and there is a natural progression to the escalation of the situation (which is the main plot). There are some special effects, but they don't take center stage in the scene.

The plot is plausible and enjoyable and the stories behind each character have been sufficiently developed.

There are no "flashbacks" used in this film. You are seeing the events as they unfold. Sure the situation may be based on past events, but they do not jump back and forth in the time line, so the story is easy to follow but still has a few small surprises.

The Bad

They went a little beyond the ammo count for a few weapons. Especially when the wet team hit the house. But this is such a small point that it really has little bearing on the rating.



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Comments about Special Effects

The Good

This movie is not heavy on special effects, especially for an action movie, however the ones that are present complement the scene and the story nicely.

The scene of Bruce Willis exiting the police car, I think deserves a special mention as it looked awesome and unique.

The Bad

Nothing worthy of mention.



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Comments about Sound

The Good

All good. Everything sounded realistic and the special effects didn't overshadow the dialogue.
The Bad

Nothing.


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