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Red State Reviews

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Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

Red State indicates a new level of boldness in Smith, resulting in his best film to date.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 4/5

October 16, 2011
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

It's a really strange film, terribly violent on one level and on another filled with lengthy, long-winded philosophical discourses and blind alleys

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

October 12, 2011
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

In its efforts to accommodate Smith's argument the storyline gets decidedly messy. The slacker has become didactic and it doesn't suit him one bit.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 12, 2011
Rima Sabina Aouf
MovieFIX

Red State is a bit unpolished - a timestamp appears just once and completely without reason, for instance - but the film has bite and purpose, and it's gripping to watch.

Full Review Source: MovieFIX | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 12, 2011

Film4

Kevin Smith's best film ever? If it's not, it's damn close. And if you don't know who Kevin Smith is, don't worry: this film's a blast, Smith fan or no.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

October 12, 2011
Anthony O'Connor
FILMINK (Australia)

A somewhat return to form for director Kevin Smith, this flawed but strangely compelling indie flick is refreshingly unpredictable.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

October 11, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An impressive departure for Kevin Smith...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 11, 2011
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

Although the plot "twists" somewhat derail the narrative and send the picture into a tailspin, credit must go to Smith for providing plenty of surprises. Red State is not so much scary as it is shocking, but shocking it most definitely is.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 10, 2011
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

Kevin Smith shoots action like a boss. Who knew?

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

October 10, 2011
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

For those who believe self-styled indie filmmaker Kevin Smith to be a one-trick pony - and there are many - this curious horror-thriller will come as something of a shock.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 7/10

October 9, 2011

Deftly offsets its grindhouse excesses with an undercurrent of black humour, some adroit social satire and a string of strong performances that help Smith negotiate the unsettling plot developments he includes to keep audiences on their toes.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

October 5, 2011
Peter Watts
Uncut Magazine [UK]

Even in its most off-kilter moments, the performances carry it: Goodman and Parks, particularly, are superb.

Full Review Source: Uncut Magazine [UK]

October 5, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Observer [UK]

It becomes crude, equal-opportunity comedy...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

October 2, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Gripping and edgy, and all the performances are outstanding

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 1, 2011
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Unadulterated rampant ugliness illustrated by vio

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 1, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the most grotesque films of 2011...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 1, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Scatters its plotlines all over the place and doesn't seem able to match its comedy with the parodic blood-letting.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

September 30, 2011
Nick Schager
Boxoffice Magazine

Ugly characterizations and simplistic preachiness negate the terror in Red State-a film that eventually proves horrific in ways unintended by writer/director Kevin Smith.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

September 30, 2011

Its cynicism both cultivates and dissipates the bouts of humour in one of Smith's most radical yet frank pieces of film-making yet that throws out a collection of controversial ideas.

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

This is Smith's best film for a while.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2011
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