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G.I. Joe: Retaliation Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
J. Olson
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
Corey Atad
Movie Mezzanine
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
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Wesley Morris
January 3, 2014
Did you think a second G.I. Joe movie was a good idea?
J.C. Maçek III
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 1, 2013
A very flawed film, but it's superior to the first installment in every way.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
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
Eric D. Snider
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
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
This action-packed drama is as bland and forgettable as its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
It's pretty bad. You don't need me to tell you that.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
May 3, 2013
Has a great deal more grace and goodwill than its predecessor. It moves well, offers up the occasional surprise, and never takes itself too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 25, 2013
Dumb, hyperkinetic fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Eric Melin
April 15, 2013
I was prepared for the expected amount of flag-waving nonsense in this film, but one sequence with a Cobra member posing as the President of the United States is so offensive, it seems like it was an outtake from Team America: World Police.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 12, 2013
Dizzyingly entertaining celebration of fireballs, wire-assisted martial arts and high-calibre firepower has more grace and poise than Die Hard 5...will surely make up for those disappointed with the so-so 2009 film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
April 12, 2013
While it might be the height of critical cliché (and analytically wrong) to call G.I. Joe: Retaliation "a real American Zero," if the combat boot fits...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
April 11, 2013
Explosions and action figures.
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
April 10, 2013
This film had no use of the 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jordan Farley
SFX Magazine
April 10, 2013
Retaliation isn't hatefully dumb - it's entertainingly dumb. But even after the umpteen millions it cost to make, it never comes close to capturing the imagination like three 3/4" action figures can.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tom Clift
April 6, 2013
Marries the steroidal firepower of the US armed forces with the narrative sense and technical elegance of a twelve year old playing with his action figures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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