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G.I. Joe: Retaliation An IMAX 3D Experience 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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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Willis is at his relaxed best this time.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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GI JOE Retaliation IMAX

By mmjroe
The movie was good. The problem with it not being great is there are better movies that have been out in the last six months that make this seem plain. Lots of action but plot is not unique at all....

A Step In the Right Direction

By mikejwash
After lowering the bar with G.I.Joe: Rise of Cobra, the semi-reboot/sequel, Retaliation manages to create a TRUE G.I.Joe film, just minus a real plot. This film is clearly based more off the original...

It's a must see 3D Imax

It's a must see 3D Imax movie. Action packed from the beginning, a twist you wouldn't expect. In my opinion they left it open for a part 3, but if they do makethe 3rd one they better do one hell of...

About as exciting as reheating take-out food ...

By gemini027
I've been waiting for this movie to come out for almost a year. Imagine my disappointment when I paid to see it early, in IMAX, only to achieve the excitement level I experience when reheating...

GI Joe retaliation

By bug1701
good pop corn movie :) its never going to be a Oscer winner or somhting. its a good fun, fast paced movie that just bunches of fun and a fair amout of sillyness. sadly the best part of the movie, is...

Lots of Action

By sirbosk1
There is a lot of action but also some extremely unlikely action as well. I saw it in Imax and that was fun but it was only so so....

If you are a Joe this is mandatory !

By Deth101
One spoiler in this review, beware ;) Some of the cooler vehicles made a appearance this time, a water moccasin !! and yes its great lookin, fangs and the new hiss' are pretty cool too....


By swaymbsc
BIG disappointment. The first G.I.Joe movie was waaaayyyyyy better than this turd. I found myself annoyed several times on how cheesy this movie was. The only reason I'm not giving this a "NO" rating...

Great Action, Stupid Dialog

By TehChaps
G.I. Joe: Retaliation was a fun action movie that felt more like a summer blockbuster then an early spring release. The action was over the top which made for a good ride; However the cheesy dialog...


By MoviefanLucas
based on the trailer is looked like it'd be the joe movie we deserved and yes i'm so happy they delayed this movie to convert it to 3D because it really added to the movie but as an overall movie it...

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