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G.I. Joe: Retaliation 3D Synopsis
The G.I. Joe team faces threats both from COBRA and from within the U.S. government.

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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
So fetishistic about high-powered weapons that it qualifies as an NRA wet dream, G.I. Joe: Retaliation pretty accurately reflects the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's well-executed technocratic action fluff. But it did leave me buzzed rather than drained.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Willis is at his relaxed best this time.
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
A more sure-footed shoot-'em-up that finds some heart, wit and perhaps enough momentum to spawn a formidable action franchise.
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50

Slant Magazine

Instead of long takes, which are lovingly utilized in Step Up 3D, Jon M. Chu opts for increasing volatility in the editing room.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The directive behind this sequel, clearly, was non-stop action. Let's think about that phrase a second. Do we really want our action movies...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The G.I. Joe team is back, and most of their sophomore movie adventure, G.I. Joe Retaliation, is as bland as their name and as subtle as an...
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38

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
How funny that Pryce, a tweedy Brit playing a bad guy, should be the one person doing anything remotely heroic for this dud.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
I won't pretend that I had a great time watching G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
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NPR

By Mark Jenkins
What's the difference between an action figure and an action star? Very little in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, which features no performances of...
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G.I.Joe in Name

By elfcollier
As someone who grew up with G.I.Joe, i think that they missed it on this one. Sure, the names might be there, but it seems that that is all there is tying it to the original. If you want to see...

My 11 year-old Liked It! Me...I just Wanted to See Dwayne Johnson!

By K_Love
I took my 11 year-old son. He enjoyed it and basically so did I. I got what I came for, Dwayne Johnson in all his beautifully buffed kick-***glory. I mean the man is just exquisite! To be honest, I...

I can dig it

By kwud93
I didn't really grow up on G.I. Joe but I thought it was worth the money. I love the action and The Rock is awesome!...

Trailer look great but movie was just good

By Spac3Man
I do know that trailers are supposed to make u want to see a movie which was the case here too. I was just hoping that the movie would be just as great as the trailer but it fell a bit short. the...

wasnt worth the wait

By seankyleb
I waited for years to see this second movie . they had two people from the last movie then killed off one right away the rock was just awfull not worth seeing in 3D...

G.I. Joe: Retalition

By wgm
Action packed and a great movie. The cast was excellent and the plot very well written. The Rock was perfect in his role, and adding Bruce Willis was brilliant. The 3d effects were amazing and...

What a downer

By tjs_toy
The chemistry was so good in the 1st GI Joe that the totally different cast in a "sequel" was terrible. After *spoiler alert* Channing died I truly wanted to walk out of the movie. It became a...

great movie but imax was the place it belonged.

By Kugal
I have to say the movie was well made and a must see but the fact the theater decided to show an old movie like Jurassic park in IMAX instead of GI Joe stops me from giving it the perfect review it...

Better than I anticipated

By kjax
I went just to see stuff blow up. But got a solid story that danced oh so nicely with the cliches that tend to populate these type of movies, the right amount of silliness (Angry Birds awesome)...

Better than the first...

By tweekir
You're not seeing this for the realism.. that is an important thing to remember. It is FAR better than the first one which was a joke. As it is, it is just a themed action movie. The 3d was done...

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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Sensuality, Language, Intense Seq of Combat Violence and Martial Arts Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Teens may like violent sequel, but it's too much for kids.
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