• Released
  • November 21, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 54 min
  • Action/Adventure
  • 2,801 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Young guerrillas fight back when foreign troops invade U.S. soil.

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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Hobbled by a laughably bad script and a uniformly uncharismatic cast.
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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...
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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...
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
In this group, only Hemsworth stands out.
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Rated PG-13
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Controversial, bloody 1980s WWIII film with teen heroes.
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