Red Notice: Movie Review

"Red Notice" was the kind of experience that heavily banks on its stars to drive the film's entertainment factor. On that end, "Red Notice" was quite a success. But there's no denying that underneath its literal star appeal, "Red Notice" was a generic and bland action-comedy affair.
For centuries, the three famed Cleopatra's golden eggs have never been together. The first one is at a museum, the second one with an arms dealer and the third one has never been found. But when an Egyptian billionaire offers hundreds of millions of dollars for anyone who can give him the three eggs together, two rival thieves (Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot) go on a race against each other. But this is easier said than done as the FBI’s top profiler (Dwayne Johnson) are also hot on their heels.
Money can't buy everything and "Red Notice" is a prime example of that. This film is the most expensive Netflix project (at $200 million) to date and while its lead stars made sure to bring their A-game and make that investment feel a little bit worth it, the end result is far from it. At its core, the biggest issue for us with "Red Notice" was not its cool-looking sets, not its good choreography, and definitely not Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, or Gal Gadot. For us, what ruins "Red Notice" was simply its writing and narrative. The story was generic and pretty much bland.  It certainly had that B-movie vibe that we couldn't shake off. Worse, the story had this addiction to putting in twists left and right. Given its frequency, this made these "surprises" unfulfilling and ridiculous. While "Red Notice" was acceptable and enjoyable, it doesn't really justify its expensive price tag.
Rating: 3 reels

Why you should watch it:
- the leads made this film entertaining

Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the story was bland and worse, convoluted

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