Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Red Notice (2021)

Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot

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Pretty people, beautifully shot, nice effects, and decent action scenes. But with the plot bending on itself every few minutes to throw yet another twist at us and every scene filled with people trying to outcool each other with dialogue, I didn’t care about the story or any of the characters.

Elements of Bond, True Lies, and Indiana Jones make me wonder how much of this was really original.

Reynolds is definitely a smart-ass. I know that’s his thing, but the jarring movie references and pop culture in-jokes, take you out of the story. I think he’d be a lot funnier, and it would serve the movies he’s in a lot better, if he toned it down just a bit.

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