Red Dawn (2012)

Lists: Action, Thriller, War

Brief Synopsis: "A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom."

Overall Ranking: 2819 (Rank from 2012: # 171)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 15.38%
Half-Popped 53.85%
Stale 7.69%
Burnt 23.08%


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Bryan Lienesch78 - It's an action movie with obvious holes that keeps you constantly entertained. In my estimation, it paid perfect homage to the original.
Comedy: 4
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 5
Gorgon Reviews75(full review)
Maurice of Movie Mixology60(full review)
Cool Movie Guy Dave Randal52(full review)
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Nathan Adams and the Temple Of Reviews43(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown43(full review)
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Daniel Prinn at Daniel's Film Reviews40(full review)
Angry Vader34(full review)
Dan O'Neill25(full review)
Keith And The Movies25(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik15(full review)

People Involved

  • Chris Hemsworth (Jed Eckert)
  • Josh Hutcherson (Robert Kitner)
  • Isabel Lucas (Erica Martin)
  • Adrianne Palicki (Toni Walsh)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Col. Andy Tanner)
  • Edwin Hodge (Danny)
  • Michael Beach (Mayor Jenkins)
  • Connor Cruise (Daryl Jenkins)
  • Alyssa Diaz (Julie)
  • Matt Gerald (Hodges)
  • Josh Peck (Matt Eckert)
  • Brett Cullen (Tom Eckert)
  • Julian Alcaraz (Greg)
  • Will Yun Lee (Captain Cho)
  • Fernando Chien (Lt. Pak)
  • Kenneth Choi (Smith)
  • Dan Bradley (Director)