Released: August 8th Genre: Drama Rating: R Trailer: Click here The Film - Avery Allan Ludlow (played by Brian Cox), a Korean War vet with a tragic past, lives alone in a small town, where he runs the local hardware store. Av’s only companion is a 14 year-old ginger-haired dog, aptly named Red by Av’s late wife. One day, Av and Red are enjoying a placid outing at their favorite fishing spot when three boys and a shotgun come along. In an instant, Av’s lifelong friend is gone, the victim of a cruel, senseless act. Devastated, Av determines to find out who the boys are and why they did it. Helped by a local reporter (played by Kim Dickens), Av tries to expose the truth, but his efforts are ignored by authorities and mocked by the teenagers. The boys’ parents, a rich local businessman (played by Tom Sizemore) and, across town, a hardscrabble laborer (played by Robert Englund) and his wife (played by Amanda Plummer), are just as determined to keep Av down. But, faithful to the memory of his best friend, Av single-mindedly presses for justice-with or without the law on his side. The Verdict - Initially I'm surprised. Despite the fact that the screenplay for Red has been written by the same writer of The Grudge and that it's based on the best selling book by Jack Ketchmum, there seems to be a distinct cheapness about the film; that gives the impression that Red would be better off reincarnating itself as a small TV Series rather then an Indy feature, as you will be able to tell just from watching the trailer. But regardless of my nitpickery; Red's tale of vengeance, un-rest and blood soaked anguish really stands out against other films that carry similar stalker/vigilante type narratives; Hitcher, No Country For Old Men. Even more so with the perfectly cast Brian Cox; 25th Hour, portraying the victimized and mad justice seeking Avery Allan Ludlow, who is struggling to come to terms with the tragic and unprovoked loss of his only companion; his beloved dog Red, resulting in some grizzly repercussions for all those responsible. Truly an emotional roller coaster of a journey, crawling through death,pain and revenge. Red is the full vendetta package. I highly recommend you check this one out, if not for the story then for Brian Cox's flawless performances.