Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Red Notice

An overly-convoluted heist flick from writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber, Red Notice relies on the odd-couple buddy-comedy interactions between smart-ass thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) and FBI Agent John Hartley (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) forced to work together to beat another thief (Gal Gadot) from acquiring all three of Cleopatra's legendary jeweled eggs while being chased by an agent of Interpol (Ritu Arya).

There's certainly fun to be had with barbs traded by Reynolds and The Rock, and Gadot is enjoyable in far-less screentime, but the story quickly gets away from Thurber leading to a film that, as a whole, is decidedly less than the sum of its individual parts. As a fan of both con and heist flicks, there are moments here, but the movie overstays its welcome before ending with a thud after a series of unnecessary twists.

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  • Title: Red Notice
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