Red Alert: The War Within Reviews

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Nora Lee Mandel
July 9, 2010

Broadly uses the universality of melodramatic emotions to overwhelm specifically set moral and violent battles.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Adam Keleman
Slant Magazine
July 8, 2010

Red Alert overtly hammers away ideas about corrupt bureaucracy squashing the little man.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
Top Critic
July 9, 2010

The film, much of it set in a rebel camp in Andhra Pradesh, seems torn between two storytelling modes: episodic with a documentary flavor and action-driven pulp. It makes a hash of both.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
July 8, 2010

Even charismatic star Suniel Shetty can't generate interest or excitement in this earnest drama of India's internal conflict with the Maoist "Naxalite" movement.

Louis Proyect
July 8, 2010

Despite obvious constraints from Indian censors, this movie provides a glimmer of insight into a powerful guerrilla movement sweeping the country's most impoverished regions in a real life version of Avatar.

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