Red Dawn Reviews

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August 14, 2018
It packs plenty of rabble-rousing ammunition, but its sloppy execution is unlikely to win any merit badges for marksmanship.
May 13, 2018
an often compelling and always entertaining, but fundamentally flawed merging of Hollywood's Reagan-era penchant for action escapism and distinct Cold War paranoia
October 18, 2017
Red Dawn may be far from the most plausible action movies of the 1980s, but it's easily among the most memorable.
April 14, 2017
When it was released in late summer of 1984, it was a big hit, which shouldn't come as a surprise; this was the year when Reagan won the presidency in a landslide, and if nothing else, 'Red Dawn' plays like a Reaganite masturbatory fantasy.
March 18, 2017
No amount of warm and fuzzy '80s nostalgia can save Red Dawn.
August 12, 2014
Red Dawn knows what it wants to say; it just has a hard time saying it, and too often it goes for the easy score instead of really delving into the possibilities of the scenario.
March 15, 2013
Certainly a silly Conservative leaning product of its decade, but one that still holds cache as a fun and exciting bit of escapism...
December 15, 2010
Controversial, bloody 1980s WWIII film with teen heroes.
October 24, 2007
August 7, 2007
The smartest/dumbest movie of 1984.
July 22, 2007
Released in the midst of renewed Cold War nuclear dread, Red Dawn doesn't starve for unintended wackiness.
June 2, 2006
C'mon: The Dirty Dozen meets The Breakfast Club? That's just awesome.
April 3, 2006
See Red Dawn only when you're in the mood for a guilty pleasure
November 14, 2005
Guilty pleasure film that one day you'll have to explain to your grandkids.
May 12, 2005
April 22, 2005
Good action flick and the first PG13 movie.
December 18, 2004
October 19, 2004
Commie paranoia rampant!
March 9, 2004
Red-baiting pablum about some Brat Packers, here dubbed the Wolverines, who rescue Colorado from a Soviet occupation. Risibly bad, jingoistic, and often laughable to boot.
January 24, 2003
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