RED NOTICE (2021) Reviews of Netflix action crime comedy thriller

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Red Notice is a 2021 American action crime comedy thriller about an Interpol agent who is tracking the world’s most wanted art thief.

Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (The Division; Skyscraper; We’re the Millers; The Mysteries of Pittsburgh).

The movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Ritu Arya and Chris Diamantopoulos.

Plot:

An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Dwayne Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds), there’s no telling what will happen…

Reviews:

“The chemistry between the trio of leads is next to non-existent. Red Notice tries the “buddy cop” angle, and most of the jokes fall flat. The Rock and Ryan Reynolds are certainly no Tango and Cash. You would think Hobbs, Deadpool and Wonder Woman would make the ultimate action cinematic team, instead, Red Notice is a 200 million dollar potential flop if it was not steaming straight to Netflix.” Bulletproof Action

“Were the action stronger it might be easier to forgive the utterly milquetoast writing, including the film’s softer-than-satin antagonist, Sotto Voce (Chris Diamantopoulos), who feels like he came straight from central casting with the brief to impersonate an especially forgettable James Bond villain. Interest perks up slightly for the shamelessly daft finale, awash in silly plot twists and a hilariously self-deprecating surprise cameo.” Flickering Myth

“Thurber pads out the character development by giving all three protagonists their respective daddy issues. But that half-baked psychology doesn’t do much to disguise the fact that they’re all playing minor variations on their familiar screen personas […]There’s nothing groundbreaking in Red Notice, but depending on your affection for the stars, you could do worse.” The Hollywood Reporter

Release:

Red Notice will be available for streaming via Netflix on November 12, 2021.

Cast and characters:

Dwayne Johnson … Rusty
Ryan Reynolds
Gal Gadot
Ritu Arya
Chris Diamantopoulos
Ivan Mbakop … Tambwe
Vincenzo Amato
Christopher Cocke … Russian Prison Guard
Rafael Petardi … Ricci
Jay Romero … Sotto Voce Display Room Guard
Jeramie Julian … Russian Prisoner
Seth Michaels
Robert Tinsley … Russian Prisoner
MWW Michael Wilkerson … Big Russian Prisoner
Melissa Kennemore … Bali SWAT team
Yasmine Habib … Wedding Singer
Noah Bain Garret … Jeep Gunner
Tom Choi … Mongolian Captain
Martin Harris … Tower Guard
Alexander Perkins … Liam M. L. Carroll
Brenna Marie Narayan … Cleopatra
Guy Nardulli … Giuseppe Berardi

Technical details:

118 minutes
Audio: Dolby Surround 7.1Auro 11.1Dolby Atmos
Aspect ratio: 2.39: 1

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