Red 2

Theatrical Release: July 19, 2013
Red 2


In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing, next-generation lethal device that can change the balance of world power. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the technologically advanced super weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process

Dove Review

This movie has its moments as an action film and also promotes a few chuckles, but as a family film it falls short, due to language and excessive violence. Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is a retired (but not for long) black-ops CIA agent. Soon he is working again with his partner Marvin (John Malkovich), not to mention his wife, Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) whose likability factor helps Frank and Marvin out on more than one occasion. One of the funny lines includes Sarah getting a bad guy to soften up and share information and Marvin says, “I knew she’d play him like a banjo at an Ozark hoedown!”

Rest assured you have some real baddies for the bad guys and Anthony Hopkins and Neal McDonough as Bailey and Jack Horton provide some real evil moments. And Frank’s former friend and now-nemesis, Han Cho Bai (Byung-hun Lee), is amazing with the martial arts. Unfortunately, and regrettably, the movie simply exceeds our limits in the language and violence departments and cannot earn our Dove Seal.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A woman, a married man's old flame, kisses him in front of his wife; a few innuendos; kissing between husband and wife; a man's wife kisses a bad guy until her husband gets to him to stop him; the cover of a Penthouse magazine is seen.
Language: A lot of language including the F bomb, a "J" and numerous other uses of strong and crude language; slang for male testicles.
Violence: A lot and I mean a lot of people are shot, many without blood being seen but some with it seen on bodies or face; many people die; corpses are seen; explosions; car crashes; fights and martial arts are used; characters are punched and kicked; grenades go off; woman slaps man.
Drugs: Drinking in many scenes including wine and champagne; a man searches for his pipe; the mention of acid being given to a man.
Nudity: Shirtless men; cleavage.
Other: Tattoos seen on a few people; betrayal.


Company: void
Writer: Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber
Director: Dean Parisot
Genre: Action
Runtime: 116 min.
Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter