Red Dawn (2012)

Theatrical Release: November 21, 2012
Red Dawn (2012)


In Red Dawn, a city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky – shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters. Taking inspiration from their high school mascot, they call themselves the Wolverines, banding together to protect one another, liberate their town from its captors, and take back their freedom.

Dove Review

This action movie is a fast paced story of two brothers and their friends who attempt to build a resistance movement against a foreign invader in their town. As they band together to fight, they are joined by other citizens who believe in freedom from an oppressive force. With frequent battle scenes and multiple explosions they target the enemy and make a difference.

Their friendship is tested as is their resolve when things start to crumble on them and the new soldiers of the movement begin to question their actions until they learn that they have made a difference. Unfortunately, the excessive language and slightly over the top violence prevents us from considering this a family film.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Boy/Girl Kiss-2
Language: S-24; A-10; B-3; H-6; D-1; GD-3; OG/OMG-2; BS-2; SOB-3; JC-1; F-1; "Mother F-ing Bomb"-1; Slang for male and female genitalia-3
Violence: Hand to hand combat a few times; Frequent shootings & killings with little blood; Bombs and explosions throughout; Car chases and crashes; Man killed execution style.
Drugs: One bar scene; drinking of beer a couple of times
Nudity: Cleavage
Other: None


Company: FilmDistrict
Writer: Carl Ellsworth & Jeremy Passmore
Director: Dan Bradley
Producer: Beau Flynn
Genre: Action
Runtime: 114 min.
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe