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Directed by Robert Schwentke
Dean Parisot
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura
Mark Vahradian
Screenplay by Jon Hoeber
Erich Hoeber
Based on Red
by Warren Ellis
and Cully Hamner
Starring Bruce Willis
John Malkovich
Helen Mirren
Mary-Louise Parker
Brian Cox
Distributed by Summit Entertainment
Release date
  • October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15) (Red)
  • July 19, 2013 (2013-07-19) (Red 2)
Running time
Total (2 films):
227 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget Total (2 films):
$142 million
Box office Total (2 films):
$347.1 million

Red is a series of American action comedy films inspired by the limited comic-book series of the same name created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC Comics imprint Homage. The film stars Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, and Karl Urban with German film director Robert Schwentke directing a screenplay by Jon Hoeber and Erich Hoeber.

In the film version, the title is derived from the designation of the status of agent Frank Moses (Willis), meaning "Retired, Extremely Dangerous". The first film, Red, was released on October 15, 2010.[1] A sequel, Red 2, was released on July 19, 2013.

Cast and crew[edit]


Character Portrayed by
Red Red 2
Francis "Frank" Moses Bruce Willis
Marvin Boggs John Malkovich
Sarah Ross Mary-Louise Parker
Victoria Helen Mirren
Ivan Brian Cox



Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date Box office revenue Budget Reference
United States Foreign Worldwide
Red October 15, 2010 $90,380,162 $108,626,225 $199,006,387 $58,000,000 [2]
Red 2 July 19, 2013 $53,262,560 $94,813,005 $148,075,565 $84,000,000 [3]
Total $143,642,722 $203,439,230 $347,081,952 $142,000,000

Critical reaction[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
Red 72% (193 reviews)[4] 60% (38 reviews)[5]
Red 2 42% (137 reviews)[6] 47% (38 reviews)[7]


  1. ^ "Red Begins Principal Photography". /Film. January 18, 2010. Retrieved January 18, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Red (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Box Office Mojo, LLC. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Red 2 (2013)". Box Office Mojo. Box Office Mojo, LLC. Retrieved December 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "RED". Rotten Tomatoes. 
  5. ^ "RED (2010): Reviews". Metacritic. 
  6. ^ "RED 2". Rotten Tomatoes. 
  7. ^ "RED 2 (2013): Reviews". Metacritic. 

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