• PG-13, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Action & Adventure
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    In Theaters:
    Nov 21, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 5, 2013
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Red Dawn Reviews

Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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It's Friday Night Lights territory, but without good writing or acting.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 22, 2012
James Berardinelli
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Red Dawn suffers from a number of serious problems. The first, and most obvious, is that this is mini-series material compressed into a 95-minute movie.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Take that, screaming North Koreans with no agenda!

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

November 21, 2012
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Preposterously insincere ...

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 21, 2012
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
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John Milius's 1984 cult classic about American teens battling a Soviet invasion has been reinvented as a Tea Party wet dream that offers a scathing (if completely illogical) indictment of the federal government.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 21, 2012
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Hobbled by a laughably bad script and a uniformly uncharismatic cast.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 21, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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North Koreans? Falling from the sky? Seriously?

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

November 21, 2012
Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
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Just really, really lame, right down to the Communist symbols that adorn the revised Stars and Stripes.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 0.5/4

November 21, 2012
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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An even odder war story than the bluntly provocative, Reagan-era original.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Red Dawn without the jingoism is like a pie without the filling-it collapses into splintered mush.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

November 21, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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The more ludicrous a concept, the more crucial it is that the director embrace the bigger-than-life absurdity. But everything about this project feels small-time.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

November 21, 2012
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Despite the more realistic battle scenes, nothing in it feels more fateful than a football game.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

November 21, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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It's Kim Jong-un versus Some Young Dumb 'Uns.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 21, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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I think I'm beginning to understand why the Chinese were not reckoned to be a prime market for this film.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 21, 2012
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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Could be fun, you might think. No. Bad acting and worse dialogue quickly put an end to that notion.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 20, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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A movie in search of its moment.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2012
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Bradley ... handles the low-fi action well, which helps divert attention from the bargain-bin special effects, bad acting and politics.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 20, 2012
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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Was anybody out there clamoring for a remake of "Red Dawn"? Show of hands? Anybody?

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 20, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Scenes are rather murkily shot and characters are like cardboard cutouts.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

November 20, 2012
Mark Jenkins
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[Its] portrayal of violence derives more from video games than from history.

Full Review Source: NPR

November 20, 2012
Alonso Duralde
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Hutcherson gives what may be his first lackluster performance here, and I say that as someone who saw both Journey to the Center of the Earth movies.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

November 20, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Anew Red Dawn could have been so much more fun had it thrown a properly out-of-bounds tea party. (It lacks the signature brawn of original director John Milius, a guns-first libertarian.)

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Unfortunately, the characters are so programmatic, the premise so ridiculous and the situations so far-fetched even if you accept that premise that no energy can be built, and the little that's there can't be sustained.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

November 20, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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It's not a disaster. It's just drab.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

November 20, 2012
Rafer Guzman
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Feels like a movie without a cause.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

November 20, 2012
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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Today's terrorism paranoia, apparently, is too complex and too faceless for some. No, we need a clear-cut enemy. Do you have something in red?

Full Review Source: Associated Press | Original Score: 1/4

November 20, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This world is divided between the makers and the takers, and after just a few minutes of "Red Dawn," you'll realize there's not much more you can take.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 20, 2012
Hugh Ryan
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"Red Dawn" is a ghoulish parody of reality, served up earnestly and obliviously, to an audience whose enjoyment will, perforce, be directly proportional to its ignorance.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 20, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Single-mindedly action-oriented to the point where Milius's film seems relatively ruminative ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 20, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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There's no edge to anything, either dramatically or politically.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 20, 2012
Charlie McCollum
San Jose Mercury News
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Remaking an old film is rarely a good idea, but sometimes the idea is so spectacularly bad that the reasoning behind it defies all comprehension.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 1/4

November 20, 2012
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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... the new "Red Dawn" feels like -- a surface-level photocopy with all of the problems of the first film and none of the accidental, seen-in-the-rearview power.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 1/5

November 19, 2012
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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An already silly premise is given a ham-fisted treatment in this ill-advised remake of John Milius' 1984 hit action film.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 16, 2012
Joe Leydon
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Battle scenes are infused with a propulsive sense of urgency, as Bradley (a vet stunt coordinator and second unit director) often achieves an effective semi-documentary look.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 1, 2012
Jordan Hoffman
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Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: D-

September 27, 2012
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