Today: February 24, 2024

Red Notice

Love a crime-caper? Love a buddy-movie? Love an Indiana Jones style treasure hunt? Well, you’re in luck because Red Notice is all three rolled into one. And when that delicious mix stars Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool), Dwayne Johnson (Jumanji), and Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), you know that you’re in for one hellova ride.

When an Interpol-issued Red Notice — the highest level warrant to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted— goes out, the FBI’s top profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is on the case. His global pursuit finds him smack dab in the middle of a daring heist where he’s forced to partner with the world’s greatest art thief, Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds), in order to catch the infamous Bishop (Gal Gadot). The high-flying adventure takes the trio around the world, across the dance floor, trapped in a secluded prison, into the jungle and, worst of all for them, constantly into each other’s company!

The all star cast is joined by Ritu Arya, Chris Diamantopolous and is directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper).

“The whole idea of Red Notice is that it’s a throwback to big, fun, swashbuckling, movie star movies,”says Thurber. “So the whole pitch was big stars, big action, big laughs. It was always in the DNA from the very, very beginning, of wanting to do a globe-trotting heist film with the three biggest stars in the world.” And he certainly delivers—while giving his stars more than enough space to make the roles unmistakably their own. 

Red Notice is heaps of fun. A family friendly movie that hits all the familiar beats but still manages to stay fresh and surprising. Put this on your Christmas watching list: you won’t be disappointed, 

RED NOTICE arrives in select cinemas on 5th November and is available, globally on Netflix from 12th November.

Paula Hammond - Features Editor

Paula Hammond is a full-time, freelance journalist. She regularly writes for more magazines than is healthy and has over 25 books to her credit. When not frantically scribbling, she can be found indulging her passions for film, theatre, cult TV, sci-fi and real ale. If you should spot her in the pub, after five rounds rapid, she’ll be the one in the corner mumbling Ghostbusters quotes and waiting for the transporter to lock on to her signal… Email: writerpaula@icloud.com

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