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Red Dawn Reviews

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Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
... intricately designed to not offend any subset of its audience. It's as impotent as Milius' original was ballsy, and despite a brief running time and passable action, it ends up a frustratingly pointless experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
July 27, 2013
As stupid as the original, yet modernized to include the Subway product placement that today's audiences crave.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
March 19, 2013
Ridiculously violent for the certificate and wholly implausible in its set up, Red Dawn is the kind of gung-ho action thriller for people with sawdust for brains.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
March 17, 2013
In the wake of the Oscars, we have an early contender for worst film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
March 17, 2013
It is a foolish, ill-considered undertaking, the unexpected topicality of which makes it all the sillier.
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
March 17, 2013
This dismal remake of the overrated '80s cult flick is littered with the type of nausea-inducing patriotic dialogue lampooned by the likes of Team America: World Police.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 15, 2013
While it does have its inherent flaws, it proves to be much better than the original...
Graeme Virtue
The List
March 15, 2013
The action is generally well-staged, although watching teenagers building car bombs and cracking jokes about Call Of Duty feels like something to be endured rather than enjoyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
March 15, 2013
Hollywood's cynicism knows no bounds. They're now remaking bad movies too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Alex Zane
Sun Online
March 14, 2013
From its doomsday narrative and tired action set pieces, Red Dawn represents the lowest common denominator of dumb action movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
March 14, 2013
This has to be the year's most pointless remake: a boring and badly acted reboot of John Milius's gung-ho red-scare actioner from 1984.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Nugent
The Skinny
March 14, 2013
The enemy may have changed, but the same fatuous paranoia, flag-fluttering patriotism, and flimsy grip on international politics remains.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Lee Davies
Little White Lies
March 14, 2013
With any luck this will be the spanner that finally jams up the works of Hollywood's dangerously overcranked '80s remake Wurlitzer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Stefan Pape
March 14, 2013
You're constantly asking yourself 'Will it matter if I leave half-way through this film?"?!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Sky Movies
March 13, 2013
The concept is, undeniably, ridiculous, and the plotholes plentiful if one cares to look hard enough. But Red Dawn zips along at such a pace it's hard to notice.
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
March 10, 2013
Long-delayed. Arguably not long enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
March 10, 2013
Dan Bradley's Red Dawn does a fine job distancing itself from the original, but while doing so becomes a mostly mindless action picture with a rather shallow message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
March 7, 2013
The doltish, messy and frequently incoherent result bears all the hallmarks of a botched and compromised endeavour.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
March 4, 2013
It's rubbish . . . and its sheer chutzpah makes it insulting as well!
December 7, 2012
Unfortunately unexciting remake of the 1984 junk-culture cult classic about a bunch of American teens who fight back after America is invaded by Communists. Yes, Communists... This could have been fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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