Red State

Red State
  • 2011
  • US
  • 18
  • Directed by: Kevin Smith
  • Written by: Kevin Smith
  • Cast: Michael Parks, John Goodman, Michael Angarano, Kerry Bishe, Nicholas Braun, Kyle Gallner

A traditional backwoods teen horror movie with Christian fundamentalists as the monsters has an effective and scary first half hour, but turns into an ambitious but uneven attempt at nuanced political drama. Despite its flaws, it suggests that Smith has rediscovered his creative mojo and is not beyond challenging himself.

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Red State

14 Sep 20113 stars

Uneven political horror-thriller from Kevin Smith

(18) 88min Outspoken filmmaker Kevin Smith hit a creative and commercial low with his last studio-backed production, the Bruce Willis-starring flop Cop Out, but before that film was even released Smith had shifted focus to this long-gestating personal…

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