• Released
  • November 21, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 54 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 2,801 Fan Ratings
50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This version is unlikely to strike a similar chord with young audiences while severely disappointing older fans of the original.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
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.
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50

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
Ultimately, the problem with this Red Dawn is the same problem with the first one. Despite the more realistic battle scenes, nothing in it feels more fateful than a football game.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Only those with paranoid fantasies of an en masse invasion on American soil will find Red Dawn remotely powerful. The concept should have been updated to allow for more complex and surreptitious kinds of warfare.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Thor's Chris Hemsworth leads the pack as a high school football star-turned-Marine, while Josh Peck plays his stubborn younger brother. There's also a collection of junior guerrillas, including The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson and Friday Night Lights' Adrianne Palicki. Take that, screaming North Koreans with no agenda!
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
As a combat action spectacle, the movie takes a straightforward, gritty approach that makes for mostly solid viewing.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Hobbled by a laughably bad script and a uniformly uncharismatic cast.
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30

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
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.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Unfortunately, the characters are so programmatic, the premise so ridiculous and the situations so far-fetched even if you accept that premise that no energy can be built, and the little that's there can't be sustained. Red Dawn is a vigorous but pointless exercise.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
In this group, only Hemsworth stands out.
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31 out of 100
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