review by Bobby Blakey
Netflix has been swinging for the fences with their films over the last few years and have really brought some great stuff to the fans. The latest brings a trio of big stars including Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot for the film Red Notice from Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We’re The Millers and Skyscraper director Rawson Marshall Thurber at the helm. Could this be as fun as the trailer promises or will it fail to pull off the perfect heist?
Red Notice follows the Interpol-issued Red Notice, a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler and two rival criminals, there’s no telling what will happen.
While this film isn’t anything we haven’t seen in some form or another it is still a ton of fun. The story is simple with plenty of fun twists, turns, action and laughs. Johnson and Reynolds have great chemistry which is the heartbeat of this film. This is a love hate relationship that reminded me a lot of the tone and relationship between Reynolds and Jackson in the Hitman’s Bodyguard. This whole film has a similar tone to that one and works great.
There is a silly nature to the film at times that you have to just go with to stick with the fun of it all. It knows the exact kind of film it is and fully embraces it. Gal Gadot is great in the role as well as the third string to their rivalry and their better. This sets up even more chaos and fun between the three including a great fight sequence with them all getting their asses handed to them.
This globe-trotting action heist flick doesn’t feel like the usual Netflix flair and instead like any other big budget action flick. Filled with everything you could want in the action comedy genre this will no doubt be another hit for the trio. It also sets itself up for a sequel that I really hope happens sooner than later.
Get in on the caper and check out Red Notice streaming now on Netflix.