Metacritic Movie Ratings
RED 2 Reviews

3.0

48

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesBill Zwecker

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

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayScott 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

    ReelViewsJames 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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  • 60

    out of 100

    VarietyJustin 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 ReporterJustin 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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  • 50

    out of 100

    Village VoiceStephanie 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 TribuneMichael 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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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe 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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