Red State (2011)
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|Rating:||R (for strong violence/disturbuing content, some sexual content including brief nudity, and pervasive language)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Horror|
|Directed By:||Kevin Smith|
|Written By:||Kevin Smith|
|In Theaters:||Sep 23, 2011 Limited|
|On DVD:||Oct 18, 2011|
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Critic Reviews for Red State
Calculated to outrage and executed to underwhelm, Kevin Smith's Red State is like a dull blade slashing wildly, predictably and ineffectually at its target.
It's a charming if conspicuously unfinished film, a half-riotous, half-idiotic send-up of the teen horror genre with a vaguely hip political twist.
Smith's greatest failure with Red State is that he will provide Fred Phelps with an even bigger ego to go along with the boosted Google alerts he is bound to receive.
The acting in this film is excellent, especially by Parks and by Academy Award winner Melissa Leo, who plays Sarah Cooper, another gun-toting true believer in the church. John Goodman also is very good as an ATF agent.
Audience Reviews for Red State
Kevin Smith's shot at a "serious" movie is this infuriating, terribly directed and unfocused mess that only manages to be morally disgusting in its childish, inconsistent political ideas while also full of implausible situations and long, unnecessary monologues.
So close to how I see Westboro Baptist Church and their craziness!
Red State Quotes
|Sarah Cooper:||How sharper than a serpent's tooth to have a thankless child?! You get down on your knees and pray for God's forgiveness!|
|ASAC Brooks:||How much you think a cross like that costs?|
|Joseph Keenan:||You mean in dollars or common sense?|
|ASAC Brooks:||Oh, zing!|
|ASAC Brooks:||You said this was going to be a simple in and out sir? Simple just shit its self.|
|Sarah Cooper:||I don't let no man near me unless he's got at least two beers in him.|
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