• Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn

Release Date: November 21st, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

When North Korean troops invade U.S. soil and take over the city of Spokane, Wash., a recently returned Iraq War veteran (Chris Hemsworth) and a group of teens (Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson) flee to the woods and form a band of freedom fighters. Dubbing themselves the Wolverines, the youths launch guerrilla attacks against the invaders -- but how long they can sustain the fight in the face of the enemy's superior numbers and firepower remains in question.

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise, Edwin Hodge, Brett Cullen

Director: Dan Bradley

Genres: Action , Adventure

Production Co: Contrafilm

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Sacrifice, Friendship, Rivalry, 2010s, Underdog, Soldier

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Many of the original film's booby-trap scenarios are repeated here, but without Milius' grandiosity and nihilism. There's less of both in the new Red Dawn. It's not a disaster. It's just drab. show more

  • 30
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    The new Red Dawn's body count is as high as its predecessor's. But the fatalism in all of Milius' projects - even the silliest ones - has weight. That's not the case with the remake, whose portrayal of violence derives more from video games than from history. show more

  • 50
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    This version is unlikely to strike a similar chord with young audiences while severely disappointing older fans of the original. show more

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