Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Red Notice is a 2021 American action comedy film written and directed by him. It stars Dwayne Johnson as an FBI agent who unwillingly joins forces with a renowned art thief (Ryan Reynolds) to apprehend a more legendary crook (Gal Gadot). The film is Thurber and Johnson’s third collaboration after Central Intelligence (2016) and Skyscraper (2018), Gadot and Johnson’s third collaboration after Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6, and Johnson and Reynolds’ second collaboration after Hobbs & Shaw (2019).
Originally scheduled for release by Universal Pictures, the picture was bought for distribution by Netflix. It had a limited theatrical release on November 5, 2021, followed by a digital release on the platform on November 12, 2021. Critics gave the film mainly unfavorable reviews, praising the performers but criticizing the screenplay and plot.
Red Notice (2021) Movie Info
|Directed by||Rawson Marshall Thurber|
|Written by||Rawson Marshall Thurber|
|Produced by||· Beau Flynn
· Dwayne Johnson
· Dany Garcia
· Rawson Marshall Thurber
· Hiram Garcia
|Starring||· Dwayne Johnson
· Ryan Reynolds
· Gal Gadot
· Ritu Arya
· Chris Diamantopoulos
|Edited by||Michael L. Sale
|Music by||Steve Jablonsky|
|· Flynn Picture Company
· Seven Bucks Productions
· Bad Version, Inc.
|Release date||· November 5, 2021|
|Running time||118 minutes|
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
|Box office||$2 million (estimated)|
Red Notice (2021) Plot
Marcus Antonius gave Cleopatra three bejeweled eggs as a wedding present two thousand years ago, indicating his devotion. The eggs were lost to time until two were discovered by a farmer in 1907, with the third staying undiscovered.
In 2021, FBI Special Agent John Hartley, a criminal profiler, is tasked with assisting Interpol agent Urvashi Das in the investigation of the theft of one of the eggs on exhibit at the Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome. Das has the room closed down after determining that the egg on the exhibit is a counterfeit and that the genuine egg has been taken. However, before the chamber can be locked shut, international art thief Nolan Booth escapes, chased by Hartley.
Booth finally flees to his house in Bali with the egg, only to find Hartley, Das, and an Interpol attack squad waiting for him. They apprehend Booth and seize the egg. Unbeknownst to everybody else, Booth’s biggest rival, Sarah Black AKA “The Bishop,” disguises herself as a member of the strike squad and exchanges the actual egg for another counterfeit in the back of the truck. Das approaches Hartley the next day, assuming he is to blame for the egg’s theft. As a result, she has him imprisoned in the same cell as Booth in a distant Russian jail.
They are brought to Black shortly after their arrival, when she suggests to Booth that they work together to discover the third egg, revealing to Hartley that he does, in fact, know where it is. Booth refuses her meager offer, and she disappears, promising to retrieve the second egg; when she does, she tells him that his portion will be reduced. Hartley offers that he and Booth collaborate to defeat Black. If Booth assists him in imprisoning Black, she will surpass her as the world’s leading art thief.
The couple escapes from prison and travel to Valencia in search of the second egg, which is in the custody of legendary arms dealer Sotto Voce, who is hosting a masquerade dance. They come upon Black, who is also planning to take it. The three arrive inside Voce’s vault, where Hartley and Booth battle Black with various fighting weapons on display before she ties them together. Voce and his security detail come and detain the guys, while Black confesses that she and Voce are working together.
They torture Hartley, and Black, assuming Booth has revealed the location of the third egg, betrays Voce and flees to Egypt, where Booth believes it is. After departing Valencia, Booth informs Hartley that the egg is in Argentina, a place only he is aware of since it is etched on his late father’s cherished watch, which formerly belonged to Adolf Hitler’s personal art curator Rudolph Zeich. Zeich escaped Europe with the egg after the Third Reich collapsed in 1945.
The two seek the forests of Argentina for a secret bunker. There are several Nazi treasures within, including the third egg. Black enters at gunpoint to grab the egg from the two, only to be halted by the entrance of Das and a squad of local cops. Hartley, Booth, and Black flee in an ancient Mercedes via an abandoned copper mine near the bunker, pursued by Das in an armored vehicle.
They eventually leave near the top of a waterfall, leap, and land in a lake at the bottom. Booth swims to shore with the egg, only to find out that Hartley and Black are love and business partners, both going by the moniker “Bishop.” Booth gives over the egg, and they shackle him to a tree in the jungle.
In Cairo, Hartley and Black deliver the three eggs to an Egyptian millionaire buyer just in time for his daughter’s wedding (like Marc Antony did for Cleopatra).
When the bride is more delighted by the wedding singer Ed Sheeran, the gesture is eclipsed. The wedding is then disrupted by Das’ Interpol raid. Hartley and Black are alone on their boat when they are approached by Booth, who informs them that he alerted Das about their Cayman Islands account, which contains the $300 million payoffs from the Egyptian millionaire, which Das freezes. Booth also says that Interpol is on their way to apprehend them, but gives them a way out if they help him with a new robbery that takes three people to pull off. They agree and flee, and Das issues red notices to all three of them as they begin their theft at Paris’s Louvre.
- Dwayne Johnson as John Hartley
- Ryan Reynolds as Nolan Booth
- Gal Gadot as Sarah Black/The Bishop
- Chris Diamantopoulos as Sotto Voce
- Ritu Arya as Urvashi Das
- Ivan Mbakop as Tambwe
- Vincenzo Amato as Director Gallo
- Rafael Petardi as Security Chief Ricci
On January 3, 2020, principal photography began in Atlanta, Georgia. Production on the film was initially scheduled to begin in April 2019, following Johnson’s completion of Jumanji: The Next Level. Filming was postponed until early 2020 on July 8, 2019. Scheduled filming in Italy was canceled owing to the country’s COVID-19 outbreak. Because of the pandemic, manufacturing was suspended indefinitely on March 14.
On September 14, 2020, filming resumed. By the end of October, Gadot and Reynolds had finished filming their roles. On November 14, production in Atlanta was concluded before traveling to Rome and Sardinia, Italy for a week of filming. On November 18, the filming in Italy was concluded. The film was greenlit with a $160 million production budget, but by the time it was released, the reported cost had risen to $200 million, making it the most expensive in Netflix history.
The film’s overall visual effects supervisor was visual effects artist Richard R. Hoover.
Red Notice is among one of the first feature films to make substantial use of first-person-view (FPV) drone flight for cinematography. Johnny Schaer, an FPV drone pilot, took part in the filming.
The film was initially set to be released on June 12, 2020, by Universal. The date has been pushed out by five months until November 13, 2020. The film was eventually handed over to Netflix on July 8, 2019, with an undisclosed release date in 2021. Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s co-chief executive officer and chief content officer, announced the film’s release date in a video and letter to shareholders in April 2021. The film had a limited theatrical release on November 5, 2021, before becoming available on Netflix on November 12, 2021. Reynolds asked that the film’s Netflix distribution include Welsh language subtitles.
Though Netflix does not provide theatrical box office figures for its films, industry insiders estimate Red Notice earned $1.25-$1.5 million from 750 cinemas in its first weekend. By November 15, the total theater gross had risen to “far north” of $2 million.
Red Notice Release Dates
|Argentina||4 November 2021||(limited)|
|Australia||4 November 2021||(limited)|
|Greece||4 November 2021|
|Peru||4 November 2021|
|Portugal||4 November 2021|
|Spain||5 November 2021|
|UK||5 November 2021||(limited)|
|Ireland||5 November 2021|
|USA||5 November 2021||(limited)|
|United Arab Emirates||12 November 2021|
|Argentina||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Australia||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Belgium||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Brazil||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Canada||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Germany||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Spain||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|France||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|UK||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Hungary||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Indonesia||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Ireland||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|India||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Italy||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Japan||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|South Korea||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Mexico||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Netherlands||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Norway||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Philippines||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Poland||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Romania||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Sweden||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Singapore||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Turkey||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Ukraine||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|USA||12 November 2021||(internet)|
|Poland||15 November 2021||(Camerimage International Film Festival)|
Also Known As (AKA)
|(original title)||Red Notice|
|Canada (French title) (alternative title)||Red Notice|
|Canada (English title)||Red Notice|
|Canada (French title)||Notice rouge|
|Hungary||Különösen veszélyes bűnözők|
|India (English title)||Red Notice|
|India (Hindi title)||Red Notice|
|Indonesia (English title)||Red Notice|
|Ireland (English title)||Red Notice|
|Japan (Japanese title)||レッド・ノーティス|
|Mexico (literal title)||Alerta roja|
|New Zealand (English title)||Red Notice|
|Philippines (English title)||Red Notice|
|Singapore (English title)||Red Notice|
|Singapore (Mandarin title)||红色通缉令|
|South Korea||레드 노티스|
|Turkey (Turkish title)||Red Notice|
|United Arab Emirates||النشرة الحمراء|
|Vietnam||Lệnh Truy Nã Đỏ|
RED NOTICE | Official Trailer | Netflix