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  • Writer's pictureJustin Stafford

Red Notice Review

Updated: Nov 23, 2021

With streaming services being the top form for anyone now to take in a film or watch a series, viewer records are watched like box office ticket sales. Netflix just launched the feature Red Notice on November 5 that took the top first weekend viewer record at 4.2 million views.

Red Notice is written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber and stars Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Gal Gadot, & Ryan Reynolds, and deals in action, laughs, and amazing locations. With interpol agents trying to capture the world's best and most wanted art thief, a heist for 3 Egyptian relics worth billions, and deception at word delivered drives the main story of the film.

While Red Notice is very entertaining there are some downfalls. One of the most noticeable is that some of the sets look incredibly fake, almost B class sci-fi fake. Then one of the leading reasons many people want to see the film is limited. Many people wanted to see a massive amount of witty comedic banter between Reynolds and Johnson. There are some amazing, what seems like improv, lines delivered by Reynolds. Johnson's character seems to be badly written to be opposite of the style of Reynolds. The one person who kept up the same delivery is Gal Gadot. Her performance was so well done I would put it above the Wonder Woman films.

Red Notice overall delivers on a well done film, even with its shortcomings. I would recommend giving it a viewing with a light hearted expectation of a comedic heist film. I give Red Notice a 7 outta 10.


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