Red (2008)

After his 14-year-old dog, Red, is senselessly murdered by three thrill-seeking teenagers, an aging recluse sets out seeking justice for his four-legged companion and finds himself gradually pushed to take extreme measures. Brian Cox and… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 28, 2008
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This vengeance film leans heavily on attack-and-avenge scenarios but performances by Brian Cox's and Tom Sizemore's take the stink out of any weaker scripting.

Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

An elegant and deceptively straightforward dramatic thriller.

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Linda Stasi
New York Post

What makes this movie worth seeing is the acting, which is superb throughout.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A vicious and brutal parable on human cruelty in the Jack Ketchum tradition...

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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly

The movie's escalating series of tit-for-tat revenge ploys becomes a bit tedious even at 95 minutes, but Cox and a rich (if not always well-served) supporting cast that includes Tom Sizemore, Amanda Plummer, and Robert Englund keep it more than watchable.

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Noel Murray
AV Club

Along with Shotgun Stories, Felon, and a few other recent 'indie pulps,' Red is part of a wave of low-budget genre films that turn injustice into an abstract force ripping decent folk apart.

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Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?

The hero in Red doesn't want revenge. He wants an apology. This isn't your ordinary vigilante film.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Begins promisingly and then swerves into absurdity.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Once Avery's mission assumes a Freudian dimension, the allegory loses its moral force and changes from a meditation on justice, power and inequality into a gory melodrama.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a deliberately paced and downright thoughtful piece of work.

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