Watch: Red 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – An older, reclusive man’s best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named “Red”. When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means available to him..
Plot: Avery, a reclusive older man, has a best friend in his dog, Red. When three teens kill Red without reason, Avery sets out for justice and redemption, attempting to follow the letter of the law. But when the law fails him, and the boys’ father clearly defines right and wrong in his own way, Avery must avenge himself by any means possible.
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|7.0/10 Votes: 11,093|
|70% | RottenTomatoes|
|61/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 155 Popularity: 10.875 | TMDB|
Unexpectly good small budget movie
I don’t know why it happens, possibly I’m not a good citizen, but movies in which animals die sadden me more than when humans do. And possibly on that thought, and because I’m also a pet owner, I couldn’t help but intensely root for the owner who goes after the kids who killed red. And that leads me to the marvelous performance by Brian Cox, an actor whom I never gave much attention to, even though many people love him. Tom Sizemore gives, like usual, another great spectacle. Actually all actors deserve praises. The directing by Trygve Allister Diesen is also quite remarkable. I have to admit I have a weakness for this movies about this rural small towns in the USA, in particular those who delve into the drudgery of those living there, which, to me, is the center of this film.
Hits home for anybody who’s loved a pet.
Emotionally effective Jack Ketchum adaptation is overall thoughtful and compelling filmmaking. While the story eventually turns somewhat conventional, it’s still a nice character study of a damaged man who determines to see justice done on behalf of his beloved dog. It may have worked even better if the antagonists weren’t pretty one dimensional. But a wonderful, strong performance by lead actor Brian Cox holds it all together, along with the assistance of a fine supporting cast.
Cox plays Avery Ludlow, a solitary widower who lives basically for three things: his house, his store, and his cherished mongrel dog Red. One morning while fishing he’s accosted by three punks. Young jerk Danny (Noel Fisher) is dissatisfied with how little they’ll make from robbing Avery, and cold bloodedly, casually shoots the dog in the head. A devastated Avery spends his time after that seeing what he can do legally about the situation. There isn’t much, of course, but all he really wants is for Danny to cop to what he did and apologize. But no apologies will be forthcoming, not from Danny and not from his well-off father Mr. McCormack (Tom Sizemore). Avery gets in contact with a reporter, Carrie (Kim Dickens) looking for a human interest story.
Cox is the main reason to watch this. Convincing at every turn, he creates a character whom you like and root for. Familiar faces in the other roles include Ashley Laurence as McCormack’s wife, Robert Englund and Amanda Plummer as Mr. and Mrs. Doust, and Richard Riehle as Sam. Ketchum makes a cameo appearance as a bartender.
Capable direction by Lucky McKee and Trygve Allister Diesen (the latter replaced the former weeks into shooting, for undisclosed reasons) helps a lot, as well as lovely music by Soren Hyldgaard. Fundamentally it’s a good story, well told and well performed by all, with a heart warming wrap-up.
Eight out of 10.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 33 min (93 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Trygve Allister Diesen, Lucky McKee
Writer Stephen Susco, Jack Ketchum
Actors Brian Cox, Noel Fisher, Kyle Gallner
Country United States
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Digital
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm