Review: Red Notice


by Payal Mugunda, Editor

Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds) is an arrogant and egocentric con artist. He’s also the most wanted international art thief who, naturally, has a rivalry with the Bishop (Gal Gadot), the second most wanted international art thief… for now. FBI profiler John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is tasked with arresting Booth and ending his reign of thievery. The movie starts when an Egyptian billionaire offers $300 million dollars to whoever can find (well, steal) all of Cleopatra’s eggs, three ancient and extremely decorative presents, given during Cleopatra and Marc Antony’s wedding, in time for his daughter’s wedding.

I’ve always loved heist movies, especially ones with complicated plots and plans that none of the characters know the entirety of. And this didn’t disappoint, combining cat burglary with high-stakes scavenger hunts, constant surprises, and the all-present humor you’d expect from Ryan Reynolds.

However, about three-fourths of the way through, there was one twist that I didn’t understand. And yes, while it did allow for an incredible ending, and the movie did include a montage of previous scenes from a slightly different perspective, it just seemed out of character. 

But despite that, this was still a great movie. Overall, I’d give Red Notice 4/5 stars.