SModcast Pictures | Release Date: October 19, 2011
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Apemonkey666Jan 12, 2013
After Cop Out Smith didn't quit the movie business (as he said he would) but instead he cranked out this lo-budget film. It's made for 4m$ and shot digitally on Red. The plot doesn't twist and turn as Smith intended but feels more like aAfter Cop Out Smith didn't quit the movie business (as he said he would) but instead he cranked out this lo-budget film. It's made for 4m$ and shot digitally on Red. The plot doesn't twist and turn as Smith intended but feels more like a mashup of allot of other better films. Only at the end there is a twist but it feels forced and glued on...Smith still has one flick left in him (Hit Somebody) about Hockey so let's hope it turns out better. Expand
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SpangleMay 2, 2016
Red State is an interesting offering from writer/director Kevin Smith. A unique take on the whole Westboro Baptist Church nonsense, except if they were heavily armed domestic terrorists, Red State is a compelling film. There are certainlyRed State is an interesting offering from writer/director Kevin Smith. A unique take on the whole Westboro Baptist Church nonsense, except if they were heavily armed domestic terrorists, Red State is a compelling film. There are certainly moments of pure terror to be found here and it is most certainly well-directed by Smith in that regard. However, he abandons all of these into a sea of bullets and ends it in truly anti-climactic fashion. These are both major negatives, but this really combine with the bad acting from most of our young leads (the older folks do pretty well, especially John Goodman). The comedic aspects here are oddly placed and while some do hit, most are just truly awkward and miss the mark. Incredibly inspired by the 70's/80's teenage slasher flicks before it, Red State is classic Kevin Smith fare, especially in the fact that something about it feels oddly unsatisfying. Expand
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ydnar4Sep 4, 2014
Red State is a movie that you would never expect from Kevin Smith, the man behind the comedy classic Clerks, but he has not completely done wrong in creating this film. Despite all the craziness in the film it some how if feels like it couldRed State is a movie that you would never expect from Kevin Smith, the man behind the comedy classic Clerks, but he has not completely done wrong in creating this film. Despite all the craziness in the film it some how if feels like it could happen in real life so easily. Michael Parks did a great job as Abin Cooper. However his monologue early in the film is a little two drug out for my liking and it is hard to keep interest. The ending did really catch me by surprise. There is a unexpected twist in the end. Although this is not the most perfect Kevin Smith film, I would definitely consider watching another Smith movie in this genre. Red State has some potential but sadly it doesn't reach it. Expand
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