a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter Christian fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
In the first half, this was a movie about Jesus.
In the second, Jesus just shit himself.
I'm really not sure what to think of Kevin Smith's film Red State. I sort of hated it and I sort of liked it at the same time. I'll just settle for 2.5 stars. It was okay, I guess?
"You said this was going to be a simple in-and-out, sir. Simple just shit itself." - Joe Keenan
There's something about this film that hopelessly endearing. It's like a baby being birthed into the world; confused, lost, messy and gory from all of the afterbirth that's come after it, but ever so lovable. You think that's a weird analogy? Red State is a weird film.
Beginning as an immature and unfunny teen comedy, turning into a religious torture-porn movie, then twisting itself into a siege movie and ending a religious satire that leaves a massive grin plastered across your face at the end of a relatively short 80 minutes, it's probably one of the most schizophrenic movies of all time.…
I didn't have high hopes for this one since anything outside of comedy isn't a strong point for Kevin Smith. John Goodman and Michael Parks were the standouts while everyone else was there to absorb bullets. Slow pacing and jarring shifts in both tone and logic don't make for a good film. Visually impressive for a shoestring budget, but it just wasn't good at all.
The beginning was promising until the dyslexic editing and camera man with a seizure showed up. I honestly believe that was worse than Michael Bay. Its difficult to feel sorry for anyone in the film except the actors who were dumb enough to accept the project. Which asshole was I supposed to root for? Normally…
Kevin Smith loves to attract controversy, and with organised religion once again his particular target he does bring it on himself. Red State is a deviation from his comedic roots. Another pop this time at hard line Christian fundamentalists, he does go over the score with his fervent rhetoric of these crazy nutters. Gay hating,America hating, government hating, these are people portrayed as on the fringe of society,but are there really people like this? Years ago America had the government debacle that was Waco, and although this is not based on any real events, this does echo those days and have an agenda.Evil men on both sides conspire to cross a line that brings mayhem.
Teenagers with loose morals, looking…
Well this isn't a horror film at all, is it? In fact, it's barely a film.
It's fucking crap, I'll say that. But because it's not a horror I guess I can't get too mad that it's another slab of turd that I've lumbered myself with during this largely disastrous project, where every decent film I've watched has been greeted by me like I've just been given the all-clear from recovering from a terminal disease.
I'm NOT a Kevin Smith hater. I liked Clerks, Mallrats, Dogma and Clerks 2, so let's just brush that under the carpet right away. Plus I don't follow him on social media and I don't really know what…
For all of it's flaws, if anyone else had made this movie, which imagines a Westboro Baptist type fundamentalist group in a Waco, Texas situation, we'd probably still be talking about it, because it's such a visceral, horrifying film. As it is, Kevin Smith's name carries a certain amount of baggage; coupling that with a string of terribly juvenile dialogue at the film's end, you have a strong push against the film's merits.
And it has a lot going for it. All the performances are good, but Michael Parks in particular delivers a knock-out, playing things quietly and softly where a lot of actors would go for foaming at the mouth. The direction is crisp and quick, with more visual…
As much as I like this movie, every time I watch it, it pisses me off. Lol. Religions nuts, man... they're out there and they need psychological help.
Ambitious with genuine ideas and POV. Smith does let his OTT instincts overwhelm occasionally but this is his best film yet.
This weird offering from Kevin Smith isn't an entirely bad movie, it just feels slightly unfinished. It's hard to describe exactly what it is lacking in, but it's definitely something.
The tone of the film was a little all over the place and there didn't really seem to be any real point to it all. I mean, I still enjoyed it to a degree, but I think we've come to expect something a bit more from Kevin Smith.
Kevin ("Clerks") Smith's film about a midwestern town's battle with the members of a religious cult, run by a preacher who's kinda like a combo of Fred Phelps and David Koresh.
For months & months this was being hyped as Smith's first "horror" movie, but it's more of a thriller/drama. If you're looking for a horror flick you won't find it here. Not bad, but not quite what I was expecting.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
When approaching this film many would admit feeling slightly cautious. Kevin Smith is someone whose films always come across as a bit hit or miss to audiences. Smith is someone who has both his detractors and die-hard fans (no pun intended), whereas most of the time I find myself coming somewhere in-between.
From personal experience, I myself remember being underwhelmed on the first viewing of his debut feature Clerks (1994). In hindsight I think this was caused by the high critical praise the film has previously received, as on my second of viewing of the film I was able to see it in a more positive light. So in a way to avoid any previous prejudice, which could sway my…
This was the one Smith four-walled? No wonder why. Hard to provoke through boredom, sir. Livens up a bit with Goodman. Nah.
O maior erro desse filme é ter sido escrito e dirigido pelo Kevin Smith, cara que não consegue levar a sério nada que mete o dedo.
Really bad. John Goodman and main bad guy acted well, even though their characters weren't any good.
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