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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Reviews

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April 9, 2019
By embracing its cheesiness, this sequel to the dreadful 2009 film actually works. Sure, it's mindless fluff, but it proves to be a lot more fun than it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 12, 2019
One of the rare occasions where a sequel is better than the original, the G.I. Joe cycle will never appeal to critics, but at least G.I. Joe: Retaliation never tries to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 18, 2018
Still, overstuffing these brutish box office egos into this pandering, disjointed disaster area was not enough to sweeten the pot for this pointless piece of percolating piffle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 2, 2018
Now that's more like it. G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the Joe movie I've been hoping to see since I was a little kid
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 1, 2018
The film can be fun in pieces and is a much closer adaptation of the source, but it just doesn't have the guts to go completely [expletive] insane.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 30, 2018
Long on incoherent destruction and short on logic and a compelling structure on which to plaster its 3D mayhem.
April 17, 2018
This storyline certainly has an interesting peace-through-strength/Manchurian candidate subtext, but it's lost when the film veers off to a mystical Himalayan ninja temple and is not only completely confusing, but also abominably acted.
March 5, 2018
Should you see G.I. Joe: Retaliation? Yes. If you like G.I. Joe.
November 20, 2017
Any hint of amusement or wit is quickly glossed over in favour of action sequences, clunky dialogue and forgettable 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2016
Retaliation takes itself about as seriously as it should. Which is to say, not very. The dialogue is light and breezy, filled with jokes and sarcastic asides.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2016
It's probably not a stretch to note that G.I. Joe: Retaliation improves considerably over its 2009 predecessor, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2016
Amidst a couple of nice action beats, there's plenty of stilted dialogue, poorly drawn characters, and heaps of generic rock music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 2, 2014
A terrible film with a confusing plot, jarring tonal fluctuations, characters that engender no sympathy, and a strangely flippant attitude toward violence.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 3, 2014
Did you think a second G.I. Joe movie was a good idea?
August 7, 2013
Bruce Willis, The Rock, explosions, comedy and action help this popcorn sequel rise above its more Sci-Fi predecessor, but even fans caught up in the action will occasionally find this live action film to be just a bit too cartoonish.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 1, 2013
A very flawed film, but it's superior to the first installment in every way.
July 30, 2013
[Jon M.] Chu is a stylish director, and it's fun to watch him blow things up. He also paces the material furiously. For awhile, this strategy works. But, as with most movies that don't have any substance, the pomposity and spectacle grow tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 12, 2013
I'd be hard-pressed to call any of it 'exciting'; mostly the film just chugs along, steadily going from one plot point to the next, neither engaging us nor boring us.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 30, 2013
This action-packed drama is as bland and forgettable as its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
June 23, 2013
It's pretty bad. You don't need me to tell you that.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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