The retired government killers in RED
still have the skills to pay the bills, but these days their pension checks cover most of the mortgage. They’ve also got a little extra paunch around the middle, and the same could be said about the movie they’re in. Director Robert Schwentke’s adaptation of Warren Ellis’ D.C. comic suffers from some awkward pacing issues that stifle the flow of an otherwise fluid and stylish action comedy, making it feel longer than its actual running time and preventing the film from establishing a truly satisfying rhythm. Fortunately for movie fans, RED
’s best moments have a unique way of balancing out its minor shortcomings.