Frank (Bruce Willis), Joe (Morgan Freeman), Marvin (John Malkovich) and Victoria (Helen Mirren) used to be the CIA’s top agents – but the secrets they know just made them the Agency’s top targets. Now framed for assassination, they must use all of their collective cunning, experience and teamwork to stay one step ahead of their deadly pursuers and stay alive. To stop the operation, the team embarks on an impossible, cross-country mission to break into the top-secret CIA headquarters, where they will uncover one of the biggest conspiracies and cover-ups in government history.
RED (Retired, Extremely Dangerous) is a film directed by Robert Schwentke inspired by a cult comic book by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner.
The great story is like this: Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), a former top CIA agent living a quiet life but lonely and lacking satisfaction. From time to time he is flirting on the phone to an employee of Pension Center (Mary-Louise Parker) that he never saw, but who feels attracted to. But soon he become the target of some attacks and makes him put his hand on the gun and to remember how to use it. So, he calls his former colleagues for help, and to do well, he gives a tour on the retirement home and kidnaps the girl that he was flirting on the phone. And now that the gang was reunited, bullets begin to share generously in the right and left sides – they are trying to solve the mystery of the situation in which they are.
The great strength of this film, however, is the distribution. Bruce Willis, who is the youngest of all of them, is very charismatic and convincing in his role, and looks good as well as a killing machine, because once started is hard to stop.