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      Red State

      2011, Horror/Mystery & thriller, 1h 29m

      92 Reviews 10,000+ Ratings

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      Red State is an audacious and brash affair that ultimately fails to provide competent scares or thrills. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      Three horny teenagers -- Travis (Michael Angarano), Jarod (Kyle Gallner) and Billy-Ray (Nicholas Braun) -- can't believe their luck when they meet a woman online who says she wants to hook up with all three of them at once. But the promise of sex is a trap, and the boys find themselves in the hands of Abin Cooper (Michael Parks), a lunatic preacher who spews so much hatred that even neo-Nazis stay away. Cooper means to kill the trio for their sins, prompting a desperate bid for escape.

      • Rating: R (Disturbing Content|Brief Nudity|Pervasive Language|Some Sexual Content|Strong Violence)

      • Genre: Horror, Mystery & thriller

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Kevin Smith

      • Producer: Jonathan Gordon

      • Writer: Kevin Smith

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $1.1M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Smodcast Pictures

      • Production Co: The Harvey Boys

      • Sound Mix: Dolby

      Cast & Crew

      Michael Parks
      John Goodman
      Stephen Root
      Kevin Smith
      Elyse Seiden
      Nhaelan McMillan
      Victor Choy
      Jason Clark
      Philip Elway
      Shea Kammer
      David A. Klein
      Kevin Smith
      Cabot McMullen
      Susan Bolles
      Dorit Hurst
      Beth Pasternak

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      • May 15, 2016

        Disturbing, but predictable.

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      • Oct 23, 2014

        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.

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      • Aug 27, 2013

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      • Jul 24, 2013

        Three high school boys go off in search of internet sex and find themselves kidnapped by a heavily armed religious cult. Kevin Smith's first attempt at a "grown up" film, Red State is an offbeat thriller with horror overtones that continually tries and occasionally succeeds at confounding your expectations. It begins as a Porky's style road movie, veers into torture porn territory only to become a siege thriller. Smith's willingness to dispose of key characters on a whim always keeps you guessing, but it also means that you never really connect with any of them and his dialogue is a little too pleased with itself in places, turning into ranting monologues rather than genuine discourse. The plot is also rather too far fetched to be taken seriously as drama and it's not OTT enough to be considered exploitation, but it is off-beat and unusual enough to always entertain thanks to watchable performances from John Goodman and Michael Parks. Despite its faults, this is probably Smith's best effort to date.

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