Far beyond my expectation!

By Mile66
Written November 26, 2015
Having watched the original Red Dawn many, many times, my expectations were set high up. I was expecting to see the same movie with better FX and new actors. It was not the first movie, redux. Not at all. The story has appealed to a couple of RD1984 moments, and of course the general idea of some young folks that found themselves in a position in which they had to decide to fight or to submit to foreign armed invaders that, without warning, parachuted themselves into an All-American town. The combat scenes were more realistic that those on the original versions, and the outcomes more credible. The end...go check it out by yourself. Expect the unexpected. Great movie. Fast paced, action packed, it feels shorter than it actually is. I sincerely recommend.
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Red Dawn

By shithose2000-running
Written July 01, 2016
Lots of fairly believeable action. Not a cinematic masterpiece, but quite entertaining.Also it is sobering in that if forces one to face the fact that our way of life actually rests on rather fragile underpinnings, and cannot be taken for granted. It doesn't surprise me that the critics don't like the movie; they disapprove of anything violent, or what they perceive as mindless patriotism. They tend to be generally "progressive".
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Pull out that can of whoop-ah!!

By nusoultheory
Written May 28, 2016
This movie made me proud to be an American! I clapped, I stomped, I yelled at the screen and it even pulled my hearstrings! A great date night movie to get that adrenaline going for some rough, dirty you-know-what afterwards!
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Red Dawn

By Tn3msewells
Written May 28, 2016
Good movie but could've had a better ending. The guy from Drake & Josh shouldn't have been in there or at least not the main character...that was just wierd. He's definitely too old to have played the part of a teen.
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So Bad On So Many Levels

By kc75070
Written July 02, 2016
poor acting; zero character development; poor directing... while the original was ambitious...it benefited from having some young actors that delivered.... and the directing gave a broadness and depth to the fighting and what was at stake....this 'remash' does none of this.... save your money!!!!
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