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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 find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's Friday Night Lights territory, but without good writing or acting."
‑ Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine
"Preposterously insincere ..."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"... 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."
‑ Richard Haridy, Quickflix
"In the wake of the Oscars, we have an early contender for worst film of the year."
‑ Martin Roberts, Fan The Fire
"While it does have its inherent flaws, it proves to be much better than the original..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"As stupid as the original, yet modernized to include the Subway product placement that today's audiences crave."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"It is a foolish, ill-considered undertaking, the unexpected topicality of which makes it all the sillier."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The action is generally well-staged, although watching teenagers building car bombs and cracking jokes about Call Of Duty feels like something to be endured rather than enjoyed."
‑ Graeme Virtue, The List
"Take that, screaming North Koreans with no agenda!"
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Hobbled by a laughably bad script and a uniformly uncharismatic cast."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"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."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"This dismal remake of the overrated '80s cult flick is littered with the type of nausea-inducing patriotic dialogue lampooned by the likes of Team America: World Police."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"Hollywood's cynicism knows no bounds. They're now remaking bad movies too."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
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