Frank Moses is bored. He lives in an unremarkable house, in an unremarkable suburb. The high point of his month is chatting with his retirement plan’s customer service rep when his monthly check never arrives. Or when he tears up the check to have an excuse to call and chat with her about her life and the newest paperback espionage thriller she’s reading.
Frank is retired, but not really liking it much. Especially when people start shooting at him in the middle of the night. That’s enough to bring anyone out of retirement.
Turns out Frank is actually RED: “Retired/Extremely Dangerous” The designation given to retired black-ops CIA agents when they want out. And what happens when the bad guys come after a RED agent? He’ s going to fight back – after he figures out what in the heck is going on and who’s after him this time. And he’ll need help from the rest of his old team of course.
Based on the DC serial of the same name, and directed by Robert Schwentke (Time Travelers Wife/Flight Plan) RED is a fun espionage/caper film starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Dreyfus.
To explain who does what to who and why would give it all away, but picture Dame Helen Mirren dressed to the 9′s firing an enormous machine gun in a parking ramp, John Malkovich chasing the bad guys on foot while wearing a huge bomb strapped to his chest, and Bruce Willis getting the girl.