Metacritic Movie Ratings
Red Dawn Reviews

2.0

31

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia 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

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa 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

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterFrank 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

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael 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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