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G.I. Joe: Retaliation 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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25

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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RETALIATION, FOR WHAT WAS DONE IN RISE OF COBRA. THANK YOU JON CHU

By nyfunny07
I am a child of the 80’s and a huge GI JOE ARAH fan from the beginning. I love the toys and the stories written by Larry Hama that were found in the Marvel comics back in the day. RETALIATION picks up...

GI Joe: Retaliation

By Magik3
Loved it! I've always been a big GI Joe fan so I was excited about the movie. I miss some of the old crew (Ripcord and Scarlett) but otherwise it was great!...

GI Joe Retaliation and a Shocking Turn of Events

By vampirefan12
I don't want to give anything away to anyone who hasn't seen the movie. But, there is a shocking turn of events near the beginning of the movie. It changed how I felt about the movie afterwards...

What happened to the great cast?! lol

By bonsalljen
There are a lot of plot twists in this action packed "shoot em up". Dont try too hard to follow the plot or you will get lost. Just go with it and take it for what it is but unless you are a die...

Only if you REALLY like action

By rcambrel
I went with the sole purpose of seeing things blow up and people fight. I got my wish. Otherwise, it was horrible. The writers should be taken out back and beaten for how bad it was. Even Bruce...

disappointed

By ShadowsServant27
well im not sure if everyone agrees but i will say that i was just disappointed by this movie. not gonna lie, my expectations were a little high given how well the last movie did and also how they...

Too many personal stories

By know-all
I went only to see Bruce Willis. Well he had a very small part. Practically an extra in the crowd. The movie itself was good. Every person in the movie had a personal story that had to be told. ...

G.I JOE a NO NO

By carzygirl25
OK so I'm not the biggest act fan but with a cast like The Rock, Channing Tatum and Bruce Wills I figured it would be decent... welll ummm yea no! it had its action scene movements but the plot...

Slightly cheesy, but entertaining....

By KellyJ
I would agree that I still prefer the cartoon over the movie. ;-) But, the action sequences and fight scenes are awesome. The new and improved toys and weapons of choice are stunning. The...

'GI Joe Retaliation'? More like 'GI Joe Regurgitation'

By jmarrero1479
Quite possible one of the worst movies I've ever seen. A lackluster script, so-so acting, and if not for the mountain scene featuring Snake Eyes, the action would be almost non-existent. The few...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Seq of Combat Violence, Brief Sensuality, Language 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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