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At Theaters: 7/19/2013 On Video: 11/26/2013
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 56 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 600147
Studio: Summit Entertainment
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Retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation lethal device that can change the balance of world power. To succeed, they'll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the technologically advanced super weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world -- and stay alive in the process.

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Action Comedy - Like the first film, this is a star-studded ensemble action comedy, with a number of other recognizable stars joining the main returning cast of Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker. Fans of Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones may be disappointed by their fairly limited screen time in comparison to others. Violence, language, and some adult subject matter make the film too intense for young children.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Bruce Willis A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD, LOOPER
John Malkovich TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, RED
Helen Mirren HITCHCOCK, THE DEBT
Catherine Zeta-Jones SIDE EFFECTS, BROKEN CITY
Anthony Hopkins HITCHCOCK, THOR
Mary-Louise Parker R.I.P.D., TV series WEEDS
Director: Dean Parisot GALAXY QUEST, FUN WITH DICK AND JANE
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About the Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 6 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Fights and shootings with minimal blood.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Fairly frequent alcohol.
ACTION: Chases, fights, explosions, shootouts.
COMEDY: Darkly humorous banter and wisecracks.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average The film has its charms but the end result feels like warmed-over James Bond… and not even especially good 007, at that.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Above Average As for me, I did my homework and watched the original "RED." It was just as stupid as this movie, yet I liked it a little more.

Washington Post Full Review
Below Average Sequels are, for the most part, inherently stale, so it's no shock the luster has faded in "Red 2." The bigger surprise is just how clunky and unsatisfying this follow-up feels.

NY Post Full Review
Poor Though it promises to be a lighthearted romp about active senior living, the AARP spy flick "RED 2" winds up being more like a subversive plea for the relative joys of death...

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 143 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
6
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
4
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
9
About 50/50
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
2
About 50/50
100%
30+Adults (M)
52
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
70
Very High
99%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 143moviegoers:
TEENS:A very high percentage of the males and females loved "Red 2." All the remaining reviews indicated an above average movie.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:About half the males and females enjoyed "Red 2" very much with some loving it. The remaining half rated it average, which is a little disappointing but not bad.
ADULTS:Great Reviews! Both males and females loved "Red 2." Only a small percentage rated it as low as "average."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Former CIA black ops agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) has spent his life dealing with bad guys. Hand-to-hand combat, diplomatic intrigue, jumping out of moving things, are his tools of the trade. Only when it came to a burgeoning relationship with Sarah Ross (Mary-Louise Parker) did things get shaky for him.

Frank is now content in their quiet life but Sarah is worried that he hasn't killed anyone in months and that things are getting a little stale between them. She wants to mix things up a little so that their lives are filled with adventure, romance and danger -- things they can do as a couple. Sarah is about to get her wish to "be one of the guys" and Frank learns that keeping the girl is a lot more work than getting the girl and while saving the world can be hard, relationships are ridiculously hard.

Frank and his old partner Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich)are still in the not-so-sedate life of retirement, but are now being dragged into a whirlwind as a next generation weapon -- Nightshade -- from the Cold War that went missing on Frank and Marvin's watch has apparently resurfaced. And everyone now thinks that the two of them know its whereabouts. MI6 has given Frank and Marvin's buddy, deadly sharpshooter Victoria (Helen Mirren) a contract to eliminate the duo. In addition, a corrupt U.S. official (Neal McDonough) is sending another contract killer Han (Byung Hun Lee) after them which is music to Han's ears, since he has an old score to settle with Frank.

Their mission has them hop scotching the globe from London to Paris to Moscow where they cross paths with Frank's old flame Katja (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and all of them are trying find a long-ago locked away genius scientist Edward Bailey (Anthony Hopkins) who might be able to unravel the mystery of Nightshade, save themselves and save the world.

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