Red State (2011)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Red State is an audacious and brash affair that ultimately fails to provide competent scares or thrills.


Movie Info

Red State unfolds in a small town dominated by a fundamentalist preacher, Abin Cooper. It tells the story of three high school boys who, on their way to an internet arranged meeting with a woman, end up crossing paths with Cooper. The encounter sets into motion a series of events that causes all hell to break loose. -- (C) SModcast

Rating: R (for strong violence/disturbuing content, some sexual content including brief nudity, and pervasive language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Kevin Smith
On DVD: Oct 18, 2011
Box Office: $1.0M
Runtime:
SModcast Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Abin Cooper

as Joseph Keenan

as Billy-Ray

as Sheriff Wynan

as Cheyenne

as ASAC Brooks
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Critic Reviews for Red State

All Critics (85) | Top Critics (9)

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.

Full Review… | December 13, 2011
Variety
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 20, 2011
Salon.com
Top Critic

Phenomenal

Full Review… | May 25, 2014
2UE That Movie Show

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.

Full Review… | September 8, 2013
Trespass

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.

Full Review… | August 23, 2013
Laramie Movie Scope

Kevin Smith breaks with his lo-fi comedy tradition to deliver a horror story with themes of sex, religion and politics.

Full Review… | March 4, 2013
Concrete Playground

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.

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Carlos Magalhães

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Directors Cat

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½

So close to how I see Westboro Baptist Church and their craziness!

Tomassgringo
Thomas Johnston

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