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Red State (2011)



Critic Consensus: Red State is an audacious and brash affair that ultimately fails to provide competent scares or thrills.

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Red State unfolds in a small town dominated by a fundamentalist preacher, Abin Cooper. It tells the story of three high school boys who, on their way to an internet arranged meeting with a woman, end up crossing paths with Cooper. The encounter sets into motion a series of events that causes all hell to break loose. -- (C) SModcast

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Michael Parks
as Abin Cooper
John Goodman
as Joseph Keenan
Nicholas Braun
as Billy-Ray
Stephen Root
as Sheriff Wynan
Kerry Bishé
as Cheyenne
Kevin Pollak
as ASAC Brooks
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Critic Reviews for Red State

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (15)

Calculated to outrage and executed to underwhelm, Kevin Smith's Red State is like a dull blade slashing wildly, predictably and ineffectually at its target.

December 13, 2011 | Full Review…
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It's a charming if conspicuously unfinished film, a half-riotous, half-idiotic send-up of the teen horror genre with a vaguely hip political twist.

October 20, 2011

Kevin Smith fans will be curious about Red State, but few others will be able to endure its tub-thumping attempts at topicality or its lack of storytelling skill.

October 18, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In its efforts to accommodate Smith's argument the storyline gets decidedly messy. The slacker has become didactic and it doesn't suit him one bit.

October 12, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Scatters its plotlines all over the place and doesn't seem able to match its comedy with the parodic blood-letting.

September 30, 2011 | Rating: 2/5

This is Smith's best film for a while.

September 29, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Red State

Kevin Smith's shot at a "serious" movie is this infuriating, terribly directed and unfocused mess that only manages to be morally disgusting in its childish, inconsistent political ideas while also full of implausible situations and long, unnecessary monologues.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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So close to how I see Westboro Baptist Church and their craziness!

Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston

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