Operation Red Sea (2018)

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Famed action director Dante Lam returns with this explosive follow-up to his 2016 box office smash OPERATION MEKONG. When a terrorist plot to obtain nuclear materials is hidden under the cover of a violent coup, only the Chinese Navy's elite Jiaolong Assault Team have the deadly skill and precision needed to take on the situation.

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Cast

Yi Zhang
as Yang Rui
Du Jiang
as Xu Hong
Johnny Huang
as Gu Shun
Hai-Qing
as Xia Nan
Luxia Jiang
as Tong Li
Fang Ying
as Li Dong
Yutian Wang
as Zhang Tiande
Jiahao Guo
as Lu Chen
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Critic Reviews for Operation Red Sea

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

A blustery, noisy, polished, jingoistic hot mess based on the real life PLA evacuation of 500 Chinese nationals from Yemen in 2015.

Oct 5, 2018 | Full Review…

Neither the story nor characters have any moral ambiguity or psychological shadings.

Mar 3, 2018 | Full Review…
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A cataclysmic cross between the gung-ho jingoist action blowouts of Michael Bay and the heroic bloodshed melodramas of Hong Kong, the film's more-is-more aesthetic resulted in one of the most thrilling and punishing spectacles in recent world cinema.

Jul 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite only being 3 months into 2018, I'm not afraid to call Operation Red Sea one of the best action films of the year.

Mar 11, 2018 | Full Review…

For all its unabashed jingoism (including a South China Sea warning towards the end), the hellish displays of combat it includes hardly make for an advertisement to enlist.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Basically every great, good and decent war movie rolled into one amazing must-see spectacle.

Feb 23, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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