[Review] Netflix’s new ‘Red Notice’ features constant action and hilarity


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Netflix new release Red Notice is a great action packed movie.

Alison LaTorre, Associate Editor-in-Chief

Netflix released the new and exciting original movie “Red Notice” on Friday, Nov. 12. This film is action-packed and has a different turn of events between the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), art thieves and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents.

The movie features famous actors like Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. In this movie, Johnson makes his debut in his first Netflix Original movie.

“Red Notice” mainly revolves around the second best art thief in the world, Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds), who unexpectedly gets caught by FBI agent John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson).

The two individuals become an unanticipated duo, as they are forced to work together after Hartley is put on “red notice” by the greatest art thief in the world, “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot).

Being put on red notice means Hartley was named a fugitive throughout Europe, meaning every agency was sent notice to look out for him, as he was proclaimed to be incredibly dangerous.

The goal of the film is to take down “The Bishop,” clear Hartley’s name and make Booth the greatest art thief in the world. The movie features several action scenes of the characters throughout their journey, such as breaking out of prison, stealing boats and more.

The story starts out with the duo anticipated to fail; they are framed and put in prison, but Booth’s skills help them escape in a matter of hours. They travel all over the globe trying to find all three of Cleopatra’s Eggs for a wealthy Egyptian family since the first to find all three eggs earns millions of dollars, making the mission more suspenseful and the storyline more interesting.

Gadot returns for another powerful female role, as she previously played Diana in “Wonder Woman” and “Wonder Woman 1989.” She does an amazing job portraying a powerful con-woman, and the greatest art thief in the world.

This movie kept fans surprised in every scene with its exciting turn of events and double crossing everywhere the characters went.

Reynolds’ fans were thrilled to see him appear in yet another film where he could express his humor and stunt skills. Every movie he is featured in is always hilarious, especially in his past films “Free Guy,” “Deadpool,” “The Proposal” and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”

Johnson has also grown as an actor, from his initial career as a wrestler to his accomplishments today. He can be seen in numerous action-comedy films, like “Jumanji,” “Central Intelligence,” “Jungle Cruise” and “Baywatch.” Johnson is loved by many and has even created his own tequila brand: Teremana Tequila Blanca.

This movie, like most of which Reynolds and Johnson are featured in, is a thrilling action movie with lots of violent and gruesome scenes.

Overall, this movie is a must watch for the fall season and is great for all action-comedy fans.