Red Dawn

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Released 2012

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Director:
Dan Bradley
Released:
2012
Rating:
PG-13
When North Korean troops invade U.S. soil and take over the city of Spokane, Wash., a recently returned Iraq War veteran (Chris Hemsworth) and a group of teens (Josh Peck, Josh Hutcherson) flee to the woods and form a band of freedom fighters. Dubbing themselves the Wolverines, the youths launch guerrilla attacks against the invaders -- but how long they can sustain the fight in the face of the enemy's superior numbers and firepower remains in question.

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  • 67

    The Playlist William Goss

    It's easy to take most films' war-torn elsewheres for granted, and taken on its own merits, Red Dawn is a victory of small battles and heavy artillery, sentimental but rarely too h...

  • 50

    The Hollywood Reporter Frank Scheck

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

  • 12

    Slant Magazine

    It feeds the warrior fantasies of adolescent boys with a testosterone-heavy tale of a war free of moral complications.

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