“Red Notice” promises to be one of Netflix’s most exciting and action-packed films in their entire library. The film directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper) stars Dwayne Johnson as the FBI’s top profiler who must work together with the world’s greatest art thief (Ryan Reynolds) in order to apprehend the world’s most wanted art thief (Gal Gadot). And as a part of Netflix’s Tudum fan event, the streaming platform has released an exclusive clip, which sees Johnson and Reynolds paired up to try to put Gadot’s character in handcuffs.
Unsurprisingly the clip teases a lot of the natural comedy beats that only these three, especially Reynolds can pull off. Watching him take most of the beating is pretty funny. Honestly, a lot of this feels like a combination of “Fast and Furious” and “National Treasure,” as it features thress actors who have appeared in the Fast and Furious films, and a very expensive egg is at heart of the plot.
Oddly enough, “Red Notice” was originally supposed to be released by Universal Studios before it was sold off Netflix. This isn’t the first time that we’ve seen studio hand off what was supposed to hit theaters to a streaming service. And it shouldn’t be an indication of the quality of the film – as we’ve seen with something like “The Mitchells vs the Machines.” And Netflix is offering the chance to see it in theaters, but for a limited time, and most likely in major markets.
Here’s the official plot synopsis to “Red Notice”
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 world’s most wanted art thief, “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot). The high-flying adventure that ensues 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 and Chris Diamantopoulos. Directed and written by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, Skyscraper) and produced by Hiram Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions, Beau Flynn’s Flynn Picture Co. and Thurber’s Bad Version, Inc., Red Notice is a stylish globe-trotting game of cat-and-mouse (and cat).
“Red Notice” debuts exclusively on Netflix and hits theaters on November 12, 2021.