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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...

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 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...

An entertaining Film

By jhmillan
From 0 - 10 the film was a 7. At the end I was left with a feeling of bittersweet. The film was predictable. But people should go see it because it is an entertaining film. with plenty of action...


By koj2000
My family and I were highly anticipating the release of this film, as we really enjoyed the first one. We were quite disappointed however, as the acting was mediocre at best and my daughter and I...

G.I. So-So

By MedRed
Then: I remember watching the first half of the first GI Joe and thinking how bad the acting, plot, dialogue, and fighting were. Then...the heavens opened up and poured glorious action down upon the...

Yo Joe!!!

By Jsarge316
This movie was awesome.They brought in new characters which was cool, more the better. One thing I didn't like about it was that they killed off one of the main characters early into the...

Good Action

By rockaby
The main thing about this movie was the action. The Ninja fight scene on the cliff was the best I've seen in a while. For those that like action and a fan of the GI joe toys when they were kids. I...

GI Joe done right

By voodooturbo
This is how you do an 80's action toy movie. You give us good action, fun character interactions, you play to the mythos (Snake-Eyes and Stormshadow), and, for the love, you TAKE THE VEHICLES STRAIGHT...

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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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