But it's what he wrote about Karl Urban that has me squeeing in my coffee this morning:
Two of the revelatory performances, though, belong to the younger cast members, Mary-Louise Parker and Karl Urban, both of whom more than hold their own against some cinematic greats. Parker's Sarah has an extraordinary cuteness, which she focuses into a geek-girl portrayal that's simply adorable. In the film, Willis' character has developed a crush on her based entirely on phone calls and Parker very much makes Sarah someone you can buy falling for sight unseen.
Urban, meanwhile, plays William Cooper, a CIA Agent tasked with tracking down Moses. Effortlessly jumping from a super cool best-at-what-he-does persona to hitting emotional notes on the head, Urban's may be the highlight performance of "RED." Unlike the rest of the cast, he doesn't have his own cinematic laurels to fall back on and still manages the right blend of parody and sincerity. There should be no doubt that Urban is ready for true leading man status.
But we all knew that.
Source: RED (Fantastic Fest) Movie Review - ComingSoon.net