Red Notice (2021) :
Movie Review -
Looking back at heist thrillers made in Hollywood, one can easily pick out best from recent franchise movies. Red Notice is a new attempt to glamorize those typical cliches and it definitely delivers what it promises from the trailer. It is not 'Mission Impossible' or 'Fast And Furious' Franchise Film but it makes a good combination of action packed entertainer and heist-thriller by altering many segments out of them. By the time we are going ahead with other franchise films and digital releases, Red Notice surely makes a fine popcorn entertainer for the weekend.
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 John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) and two rival criminals Nolan and Sarah (Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot), there's no telling what will happen. John is on the hunt while Nolan and Sarah are fighting to top each other. All this is just nothing in front of what film has to tell afterwards. Spoilers are strictly condemned here! Mouth shut. There are plenty of twists coming one after another, there's breathtaking action and then there is gripping screenplay. Those 90 minutes never look boring and that's the biggest triumph for Red Notice.
When it comes to acting, these commercial potboilers aren't supposed to be tidy. Most of the people don't even care as far as they are enjoying explosive stuff. Red Notice is still decent there as Johnson looks pretty convincing as he carries his best suited macho image. Gadot sizzles in her Red Hot Avatar and in some scenes she beats out both the male forces. Compared to that, Reynold is quite a break as he succeeds to keep the humour alive. Talking about the action scenes and visuals, Red Notice gets a Green Signal. However, it is still red when it comes to using those old clinches. For instance, that smart heist in the beginning. You know how it's gonna happen and how it's gonna end cause all of it has been used hundreds of times before. We should be thankful to the action choreographer for literally taking away our breath a few times as well as the cameraman for those jittering close-up frames and superfast zooms.
There isn't much to bash in this film but still if there's in anything, then it's stereotypes. Visually, it's a grand film and the production value is lavish too. Watching this film on Big-Screen will snatch away lot of shortcomings so it should be viewed accordingly. Action lovers have became used to all the tricks by now so, they won't be too harsh on Rawson Marshall Thurber, as a director. As a writer, he could have done better though. Summing up everything in short, Red Notice packs a solid punch of Action, Twists and Suprises in an old healthy heist drama.
RATING - 6/10*
Action / Comedy / Crime
Action / Comedy / Crime
When an Interpol-issued Red Notice the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world's most wanted goes out, the FBI's top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring heist where he's forced to partner with the world's greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) in order to catch the world's most wanted art thief, "The Bishop" (Gal Gadot). The high-flying adventure that ensues takes the trio around the world, across the dance floor, trapped in a secluded prison, into the jungle and, worst of all for them, constantly into each other's company. —Netflix
Uploaded By: FREEMAN
November 12, 2021 at 05:17 PM