Red Dawn [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2012]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (127 out of 143)

Special Features


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Synopsis


Red Dawn
A group of young U.S. patriots wage guerrilla warfare against the invading military that's taken over their small town in this remake of the 1984 Cold War classic starring Patrick Swayze. Their friends and neighbors taken as prisoners of war, the students arm themselves, flee into the nearby woods to organize a counterattack, and strike back at the enemy using home-field advantage. Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Adrianne Palicki, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Chris Hemsworth
    Chris Hemsworth - Jed Eckert
  • Josh Peck
    Josh Peck - Matt Eckert
  • Adrianne Palicki
    Adrianne Palicki - Toni
  • Josh Hutcherson
    Josh Hutcherson - Robert
  • Isabel Lucas
    Isabel Lucas - Erica Martin



Customer rating

4.1
89%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great reamke of a cult classic

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    bathbeachmike
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    I am a big fan of the original red dawn, written and directed by john milius. It's setting and the eclectic cast made it a movie to remember, even though is was panned as jingoistic by the liberal media critics. The remake is more polished, but loses something by being based in a city rather than the more rural area. In addition, the way the older brother is killed is a bringdown compared to the original ending, where you are not really sure what happens to the character. The other thing about the original is the tremendous cast of character actors playing ancillary roles, like William Smith, Powers Boothe, Harry Dean Stanton, Ben Johnson, Ron O'Neal, Roy Jenson and Vladek Sheybal, the all-time communist bad guy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not up to par with the original

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    ktyluvr3
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    I am beginning to think the movie industry rarely has an original thought, what with so many sequels and remakes being produced. This is one remake they should have left well enough alone. The story line followed the original fairly closely, but for the most part the acting was sub-par and just didn't pull me in the way the original did. At least in the original I felt emotionally invested in the group and the cause. That was not the case with the remake. Chris Hemsworth put in a believable performance but it was not enough to save the movie for me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing action film.

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    Pyramids
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    I think that "Red Dawn" was one of the greatest classic action films of all-time and it was also one of my favorite films of all-time and was an even better film than the original "Red Dawn". I also think that this film had a lot of entertaining and enjoyable action, mystery, suspense and drama including a really great and amazing cast, plot and storylines as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Predictable and inconceivable…

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    JRQ1
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    An American town gets invaded and only a small, motley crew escapes. With little-to-no official training, this ragtag crew take on the hostiles in guerrilla-style warfare. The invading militray loses numerous skirmishes to this amateur group... Wait! What? High school students taking on an invading army, one that had successfully landed on U.S. soil? Ok... Next movie, please!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wonderfully Terrible

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    DinoM1968
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    I knew this movie would stink but I believe I picked it up for $ 9. It brought me back to when I was a child and the original Red Dawn came out, which also wasn't that great a movie, but it came out during the cold war so at least it was slightly relevant. Better than a romantic comedy any day though!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Enjoyable Action Flick

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    PSOLO16
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    This is a very good remake of a 1980's action movie. They changed the enemy and some of the story line. I like the new story line and comraderie that is formed during the movie. I think the end finishes with a great Patriotic tone and leaves you wanting more but surprisingly satisfied! Excellent picture and sound quality!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Could have been better

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    Marveldude79
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    The remake of the original Red Dawn is descent but does not really try to involve you in the characters lives. At the end of the movie you did not really care if they lived or died. Doesnt really hold a candle to the original. I really dont understand why Chris Hensworth is an actor. His acting is wooden and 1 dimensional.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern update of Swayzes' version

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    JoeyJingles

    I have liked both old and new versions of this movie. Its just one of those Patriotic inspirationals in the form of Rocky or Rudy where the human spirit rises above normal expectations to fight overwhelming odds. While not combat accurate for war vets it is simply an entertaining movie to watch while rooting for USA.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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