G.I. Joe: Retaliation
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

In this sequel, the G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. -- (C) Paramount

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 28, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 30, 2013
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though arguably superior to its predecessor, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is overwhelmed by its nonstop action and too nonsensical and vapid to leave a lasting impression.

Wesley Morris

Did you think a second G.I. Joe movie was a good idea?

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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies

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 ...

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J. Olson

Amidst a couple of nice action beats, there's plenty of stilted dialogue, poorly drawn characters, and heaps of generic rock music.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

The filmmakers appear to have handed a dozen or so G.I. Joe dolls to a 9-year-old, watched him play for 110 minutes, and then shot a scene-for-scene remake.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

Plays like a tiresomely extended evening of channel surfing.

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Corey Atad
Movie Mezzanine

A terrible film with a confusing plot, jarring tonal fluctuations, characters that engender no sympathy, and a strangely flippant attitude toward violence.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

What a blast G.I. Joe: Retaliation is! And then another blast, and another, in a series of concussive jolts that shred any conventional sense of story as thoroughly as anything since the last Michael Bay film.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

No go, "Joe."

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J.C. Maçek III

Bruce Willis, The Rock, explosions, comedy and action help this popcorn sequel rise above its more Sci-Fi predecessor, but even fans caught up in the action will occasionally find this live action film to be just a bit too cartoonish.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
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Entertaining but ultimately shallow and forgettable action fare with quite some star power but only few innovative ideas. Still, fans of the toys should have… More
Flutie Archibald
They certainly made great strides over their first try, but it still just isn't quite there yet. Shades of awesome, and a whole lot of filler. The action… More
Nate Zoebl
Originally intended to be released in the summer of 2012, G.I. Joe: Retaliation was pulled back because, presumably, they wanted to convert it to 3D, but many… More
Mario L McKellop
While no better than a series of elaborately choreographed music videos with a bunch of uninspiring teen movie clichés to fill out their running times, Jon M.… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Compared to the first movie, 'G.I. Joe : Retaliation' wasn't meet everybody's expectation of a better sequel.. The death of Duke character… More
Stuart Brooks
After the abortion that was the first movie, thought this was going to be just as bad. But in all fairness, it was a pretty decent action movie with some… More