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Red State

Overview


Genre :

Horror, Thriller

Release Date :

September 23, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Kevin Smith

Starring :

Melissa Leo, Kyle Gallner, Michael Angarano, John Goodman, Michael Parks, Stephen Root, Nicholas Braun, Kevin Pollak, Anna Gunn, Marc Blucas

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..the movies are full of rage, life and humor, and to find fault with their sloppy editing or awkward performances is to miss the point..”
by A.O. Scott [New York Times]
4 of 5

“..the film never really tries to fit comfortably within any of those genres..”
by Mack Rawden [Cinema Blend]
Review rate : B-

“..the film gets off to a promisingly naturalistic start, until Parks begins a fire-and-brimstone monologue that goes on and on and on..”
by Nathan Rabin [AV Club]
4 of 10

“..out of character for the kind of people he gives it to, and like a last minute sop to his established audience..”
by Sam [Horror Movie]
“..might have had time to seek counsel on the eternal battle between good and bad writing..”
by Joe Tyrrell [New Jersey News Room]
“..it is a political film first and foremost; the thrills, spills and horrors play second fiddle..”
by Luke Buckmaster [Crikey]
2.5 of 5

“..isn't particularly fun to watch with a group. In fact, it's not particularly fun at all..”
by Ryan Daley [Bloody Disgusting]
“..is cleverly contrarian enough to get a rise out of almost any audience..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
3 of 4

“..is as profane and anti-establishment as any of his other films, but the stakes are infinitely higher this time: This Kevin Smith movie has an astonishing body count..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
3 of 5

“..all in all, it's a hell of a movie and a mark of Smith's talent, but Red State falls short of his pantheon because for the first time, we don't know who he's mad at..”
by Anthony Benigno [Filmcritic.com]
2 of 4

“..a grim and gory story that's part '70s hillbilly horror, part conspiracy drama, it's not like anything the filmmaker has made before..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]

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