Red Dawn
Red Dawn (2012)

In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 5, 2013
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51%



Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The rebooted Red Dawn lacks the original's topicality, but at least pays tribute in delivering the same short shrift to character development and general logic.

Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine

It's Friday Night Lights territory, but without good writing or acting.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Preposterously insincere ...

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Richard Haridy
Quickflix

... intricately designed to not offend any subset of its audience. It's as impotent as Milius' original was ballsy, and despite a brief running time and passable action, it ends up a frustratingly pointless experience.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

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.

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Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

As stupid as the original, yet modernized to include the Subway product placement that today's audiences crave.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Take that, screaming North Koreans with no agenda!

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Hobbled by a laughably bad script and a uniformly uncharismatic cast.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Ridiculously violent for the certificate and wholly implausible in its set up, Red Dawn is the kind of gung-ho action thriller for people with sawdust for brains.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
I watched this more out of curiosity over the plot since the premise was interesting to me. However, let's start by saying that the personal conflict… More
Christian C
LOLS! Not worth seeing even if you're bored....unless you like looking at Chris Helmsworth. Bad casting, really sub-par script. Not even fun as a… More
Melvin White
Jed Eckert: Marines don't die. They go to hell and regroup. "Welcome to the Home of the Brave" Red Dawn is a truly an unnecessary remake of a… More
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Cynthia S.
Don't compare this to the original. Don't pick at this too much, and it becomes much more enjoyable. If you just go along for the ride, you will find… More
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<b><I>Red Dawn</b></I> is another remake of a film made back in the day. I have only had the chance to see this version. I am not sure… More