Review: Red Notice on Netflix

Red Notice, a film written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, is a Netflix Original, and it was our choice for a movie this weekend.

Short Blurb

You've probably seen the trailers on YouTube and/or Netflix. Even if you haven't, the film has a somewhat familiar plot.

Dwayne Johnson stars as an FBI agent reluctantly teamed with a renowned art thief—the awesome Ryan Reynolds—in an attempt to catch a notorious criminal known as the Bishop—that would be Gal Gadot in another strong woman role.

If you want to read a lengthy plot description, visit the Red Notice Wiki.

Film's History

This movie is the 3rd time Johnson and Thurber have collaborated, and it seems they work well together.

Red Notice was planned as a release by Universal Pictures. Netflix acquired distribution rights, and the film began a limited theatrical release on November 5, 2021. For lucky Netflix subscribers, Red Notice began streaming on their platform a week later.

My Review

I'm surprised the movie received generally negative reviews from critics. 

Red Notice is one of the most entertaining films I've seen in quite some time.

I didn't go into it expecting life-altering drama or anything other than entertainment, humor, likable characters, good acting, solid plot, and awesome action stunts.

I was not disappointed. The film clicks on all those levels and even has some nice twists and turns. Even the ending is done well as it is a setup for other films in what may well become a popular franchise. At least I hope it will.

Red Notice is in theaters and, for subscribers, on Netflix. Watch it. You'll be entertained, and you'll laugh. That's a blessing in this CoVid era. Darling Hubby and I give Red Notice 4 thumbs up!

If you don't want to go to theaters, and you aren't a Netflix subscriber, you can rent another 2021 Ryan Reynolds film, Free Guy, on Amazon. Reynolds is king of the comedy/action flick, a genre I embrace.  

Takeaway Truth

I'm willing to bet you too will like Red Notice. Let me know what you think in Comments.

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