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RED 2 Review

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2.5

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  • 3.0
    48

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Any movie that gives Helen Mirren a chance to shoot really big guns, wear an ermine astrakhan and channel Bette Davis as Queen Elizabeth can't be all bad, and Red 2 isn't, though it comes close.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village Voice Stephanie Zacharek

    Red 2, disappointing in so many ways, isn't torture to watch, in part because Mirren has even more to do than she did in the first installment.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    My favorite thing in the movie is the way co-star and Korean action icon Byung Hun Lee uses his feet of fury to hoist a paint can and send it flying.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety Justin Chang

    While Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, et al. are still good for a few chuckles as a gang of superannuated government assassins, this globe-trotting action-comedy diversion applies a bigger-is-better philosophy across the board, upping the stakes, the firepower and the travel budget, but keeping real thrills and laughs at a modest trickle.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Justin Lowe

    Not that it isn’t entertaining, but the film's premise is certainly well past its “use by” date, resulting in another passably palatable sequel distinguished by a lack of narrative and stylistic coherence that could potentially underpin a really viable franchise.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Scott Bowles

    Red 2 is one of those sequels that's easier to follow if you've seen the original but more entertaining if you haven't.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    The film has its charms but the end result feels like warmed-over James Bond… and not even especially good 007, at that.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bill Zwecker

    Red 2 not only delivers the action, laughs and thrills of the original — in many ways it surpasses it.

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