Red Dawn Reviews

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
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.
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
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
August 1, 2002
February 7, 2002
Minus the Cold War paranoia, Red Dawn loses much of its edge.