Red Dawn Reviews

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March 15, 2013
March 14, 2013
This has to be the year's most pointless remake: a boring and badly acted reboot of John Milius's gung-ho red-scare actioner from 1984.
March 14, 2013
With any luck this will be the spanner that finally jams up the works of Hollywood's dangerously overcranked '80s remake Wurlitzer.
November 22, 2012
It's Friday Night Lights territory, but without good writing or acting.
November 21, 2012
Red Dawn suffers from a number of serious problems. The first, and most obvious, is that this is mini-series material compressed into a 95-minute movie.
November 21, 2012
Take that, screaming North Koreans with no agenda!
November 21, 2012
Preposterously insincere ...
November 21, 2012
John Milius's 1984 cult classic about American teens battling a Soviet invasion has been reinvented as a Tea Party wet dream that offers a scathing (if completely illogical) indictment of the federal government.
November 21, 2012
Hobbled by a laughably bad script and a uniformly uncharismatic cast.
November 21, 2012
North Koreans? Falling from the sky? Seriously?
November 21, 2012
Just really, really lame, right down to the Communist symbols that adorn the revised Stars and Stripes.
November 21, 2012
An even odder war story than the bluntly provocative, Reagan-era original.
November 21, 2012
Red Dawn without the jingoism is like a pie without the filling-it collapses into splintered mush.
November 21, 2012
The more ludicrous a concept, the more crucial it is that the director embrace the bigger-than-life absurdity. But everything about this project feels small-time.
November 21, 2012
Despite the more realistic battle scenes, nothing in it feels more fateful than a football game.
November 21, 2012
It's Kim Jong-un versus Some Young Dumb 'Uns.
November 21, 2012
I think I'm beginning to understand why the Chinese were not reckoned to be a prime market for this film.
November 20, 2012
Could be fun, you might think. No. Bad acting and worse dialogue quickly put an end to that notion.
November 20, 2012
A movie in search of its moment.
November 20, 2012
Bradley ... handles the low-fi action well, which helps divert attention from the bargain-bin special effects, bad acting and politics.
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