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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 60
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Red State is cleverly contrarian enough to get a rise out of almost any audience. show more

  • 40

    Smith isn't up to doing anything other than setting up caricatures and then knocking them down. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Red State is as profane and anti-establishment as any of his other films, but the stakes are infinitely higher this time: This Kevin Smith movie has an astonishing body count. show more

  • 60

    This is one of those movies that's "interesting" rather than ˜"good". Smith has so much solid material to deliver that it's a shame the package is so sloppily wrapped. show more

  • 20
    Boxoffice Magazine

    Ugly characterizations and simplistic preachiness negate the terror in Red State - a film that eventually proves horrific in ways unintended by writer/director Kevin Smith. show more

  • 50
    Andrew O'Hehir

    It's a charming if conspicuously unfinished film, a half-riotous, half-idiotic send-up of the teen horror genre with a vaguely hip political twist. show more

  • 50
    A.O. Scott The New York Times

    For all its boisterous profanity and splattery violence, the film is more of a weary sigh than a sputtering volley of indignation. show more

  • 40
    Justin Chang Variety

    This sloppily constructed horror-thriller lacks the satirical bite and action chops to skewer extreme-right-wing zealots with the gusto Smith clearly feels they deserve, instead evincing the verbal incontinence and slack tension that have long dogged the writer-director's work. show more

  • 67
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    Red State is gloriously unencumbered by fidelity to genre conventions, which lends it a thrilling element of unpredictability even when the action frequently grows shrill and heavy-handed. show more

  • October 20, 2013 Gail Newton
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    Michael Parks is fabulous as the insane preacher, and he sings too. Because of that portrayal it is a classic film

  • August 16, 2013 bullitt34
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    Boring. Typical extreme Right Wing slam. Been done. Good hype. BUT, it could just be me. Been a horror fan for 40 years.

  • November 25, 2011 rx00000000106450
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    Intense film. Too short (obviously) and not enough development in the story line. Terrible ending. Otherwise, it\'s an edgy, terrifying topic to base a film around. Overall good short-film.

  • October 21, 2011 jmedeiros62
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    Had a lot of potientiall, John Goodman as always is a terrific actor, story line seemed to not know whether to be thought provoking, a thriller, fantasy or an extreme Right Wing soapbox. Long time lapses of sermons. With all that being said, it was generally a well acted on all counts film and worth a $1 rental fee at Redbox for sure.

  • October 18, 2011 ub00000000103869
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    Must see movie, very creepy but enjoyable

  • October 09, 2011 rads48
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    After all the hype...the suckiest movie I have EVER seen. Worse than \"Beloved\" and \"Hudson Hawk\". Don\'t waste your money.

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