Reviews: Red Dawn (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 4/4] | Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: The original Red Dawn is full of problems, from glaring credibility woes to plain old deficient character development. This remake repeats them and doesn’t have the benefit of thirty years’ worth of nostalgia to forgive them.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: As an exploitative remake of an exploitative flick from the 80s, it’s still fun to watch.
  • Tom Clift @ Moviedex
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: A valiant effort to update and improve upon a problematic movie that winds up matching the original in terms of success — or, better, the lack thereof.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Wobbly & floundering, or, as one young commando observes, ‘We’re living ‘Call of Duty’ – and it sucks!’
  • Piers Marchant @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: Here’s a quick solution to all our red/blue bitterness: Let’s get invaded!
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: Red Dawn is insipid, downbeat, incessantly stupid emotional opportunism, a movie borne solely out of the desire to implant destructive thoughts in the minds of impressionable kids.
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: A fast-paced, low-braincell action flick, “Red Dawn” is a lot of fun.
  • Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom
    • Excerpt: MGM looked at the original formula and decided that if it was going to upgrade just one ingredient, it would be the quality of the explosions.
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
    • Excerpt: You might have thought it a foolish idea to make a contemporary version of John Milius’ campy 1984 movie. You’d have been right.
  • Pete Vonder Haar @ Houston Press
    • Excerpt: Unruly adolescent insurgents wage terrorist campaign against peacekeeping occupiers.

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