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Red Dawn


Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language.

PG-13 In Theaters 11/21/2012 , 114min.
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May 09, 2013
about the same as the first one but still a good remake of an 80's movie
March 29, 2013
Okay, this movie was great up until the ending. The ending ruins the whole movie. At least for me. I won't be watching this again. BIG let down of an ending.
March 05, 2013
No. Not every movie should be remade. This is one that they should have left alone.
February 16, 2013
omg loved this movie hope yall make a part 2
January 01, 2013
Disagree with prior reviews that the current Red Dawn is inferior to the 1984 film w/ Patrick Swayze etal. This Red Dawn is worth seeing for the stunts, pyrotechnics, and action, if nothing else. The previous film was based on Cubans & Russians attacking while this film is based on North Korea along w/ Russian help attacking. Current film has lesser known cast but does a good job. Both

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Los Angeles Times
While a foreign regime exerting its emergent power over America certainly has a familiar ring to it, if anything, this new Red Dawn is a movie in search of its moment. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Only those with paranoid fantasies of an en masse invasion on American soil will find Red Dawn remotely powerful. The concept should have been updated to allow for more complex and surreptitious kinds of warfare. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
In this group, only Hemsworth stands out. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Thor's Chris Hemsworth leads the pack as a high school football star-turned-Marine, while Josh Peck plays his stubborn younger brother. There's also a collection of junior guerrillas, including The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson and Friday Night Lights' Adrianne Palicki. Take that, screaming North Koreans with no agenda! Full Review
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
In his debut the director, Dan Bradley, a stunt coordinator with a long list of credits, handles the low-fi action well, which helps divert attention from the bargain-bin special effects, bad acting and politics. Full Review

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