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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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 1, 2013
A very flawed film, but it's superior to the first installment in every way.
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
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 4, 2013
The plot is just a thin outline providing opportunities for lots of shootouts, explosions, chases, kung-fu fighting and massive destruction (including the destruction of a major world city). But that is what you buy your ticket to see, after all.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
March 31, 2013
Folks, we'd all love to see a hard-line G.I. Joe film where everything is realistic, but when was the show ever realistic?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
March 30, 2013
If you went back to 1984 and told me there would be a serious production about toys called "Destro" and "Ripcord," I'd have asked you when lobotomies became mandatory.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
March 29, 2013
The self-deprecating humour, including what sounds like an in-production bet to place lyrics from Tears for Fears and Queen songs in the mouths of the bad guys, means the film plays like a Bond movie written by Russell T Davis.
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee
March 29, 2013
The plot is not as important as the action that follows. Director Jon M. Chu shows great skill, whether the fights are on city streets or on the sides of mountains.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
March 29, 2013
Perhaps the best compliment for G.I. Joe: Retaliation is that it doesn't drag and it does exactly what you expect it to.
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
March 29, 2013
When it comes to big and loud, this is the movie to beat for at least this week; what makes it entertaining is its unabashed wallow in these qualities ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
Movies.com
March 29, 2013
Enjoy the stupid; I kind of did.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 29, 2013
Retaliation is less a sequel than an antidote to the calcified mound of crap that ostensibly inspired it.
March 29, 2013
Administers exhilaration without a Michael Bay level of enervation.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
March 28, 2013
As big, dumb, action and explosions and "hell, yeah, ooyah" movies based on toys go, this one is a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Todd Gilchrist
The Playlist
March 28, 2013
...a fun, sweeping and yet understated sequel that should whet the appetites of action fans without overdosing them on pop confectionaries before the summer buffet truly starts.
Rob Carnevale
The List
March 28, 2013
While GI Joe: Retaliation may still boast an overly indulgent running time and some ridiculous displays of gun fetishism and gung-ho patriotism, it's a fun ride while it lasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
March 28, 2013
Ragged, good-natured blockbuster improves on its predecessor.
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
March 28, 2013
G.I. Joe: Retaliation is practically gushing with overpowered and combustible action sequences, but it doesn't feel like the tribute to its source material that The Rise of Cobra was.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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