Red State Reviews

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December 13, 2011
Calculated to outrage and executed to underwhelm, Kevin Smith's Red State is like a dull blade slashing wildly, predictably and ineffectually at its target.
October 20, 2011
It's a charming if conspicuously unfinished film, a half-riotous, half-idiotic send-up of the teen horror genre with a vaguely hip political twist.
September 27, 2011
If nothing else, it's nice to see this director refusing to play by the rules of the multiplex.
September 23, 2011
Wants so badly to push viewers' buttons, but struggles to reach them more often than not.
September 22, 2011
For all its boisterous profanity and splattery violence, the film is more of a weary sigh than a sputtering volley of indignation.
September 22, 2011
The startling Red State proves that everything you knew - or thought you knew - about Kevin Smith is wrong.
February 28, 2019
A disappointing film with a script that is too basic for any kind of social commentary Kevin Smith may have been aiming for.
January 9, 2019
Once inside the compound, "Red State" starts to take shape as it settles into the rhythm of a siege thriller
December 1, 2018
The writer/director known for being a premiere comedy auteur has made a gritty horror/thriller satire that defies convention.
December 1, 2018
Red State's second half is a gripping and relentless 70s-inflected exploitation B-movie, giving us exciting ultraviolence alongside intriguing debates -- one admires the ambition.
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