Top 5000
Up 969 this week

Red Dawn (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Thriller, War  |  21 November 2012 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 59,181 users   Metascore: 31/100
Reviews: 292 user | 236 critic | 33 from

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.



(screenplay), (screenplay), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video


10 Best Action Heroes

We consulted IMDb's Highest-Rated Action-Family Films to came up with 10 scene-stealing action figures your kids can relate to, look up to, and be inspired by.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 17 Jul 2012
a list of 31 titles
created 10 Oct 2012
a list of 26 titles
created 15 Feb 2013
a list of 44 titles
created 27 Nov 2013
a list of 46 titles
created 16 Jan 2014

Related Items

Search for "Red Dawn" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Red Dawn (2012)

Red Dawn (2012) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Dawn.

User Polls

2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Red Dawn (1984)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius
Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely high school teenagers band together to fight.

Director: Stuart Beattie
Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis
The Forger (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A teenager wanders into Carmel, California, where he is soon introduced to the art-forgery community.

Director: Lawrence Roeck
Stars: Lauren Bacall, Josh Hutcherson, Alfred Molina
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Director: Rupert Sanders
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Director: Jon M. Chu
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

Director: Tommy Wirkola
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare
Total Recall I (2012)
Action | Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Director: Len Wiseman
Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The ancient war between humans and a race of giants is reignited when Jack, a young farmhand fighting for a kingdom and the love of a princess, opens a gateway between the two worlds.

Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.

Director: John Moore
Stars: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman
Battleship (2012)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Director: Peter Berg
Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson


Cast overview, first billed only:


The city of Spokane, Washington is awakened by a North Korean paratrooper invasion. Marine Corps veteran Jed Eckert and his civilian brother, Matt, escape with a group of friends to an isolated cabin in the woods, where they witness the execution of their father at the hands of the ruthless Captain Cho. The brothers unite with their friends to form a guerrilla resistance group--the Wolverines--to drive the invaders from their home. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This Thanksgiving, The Fight Begins At Dawn See more »


Action | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense war violence and action, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »




Release Date:

21 November 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amenaza roja  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,276,668 (USA) (21 November 2012)


$44,800,706 (USA) (15 February 2013)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

| |


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The encoded messages on Radio Free America are identical to those in the original Red Dawn (1984). See more »


In the deer hunting scene as they observe the lone whitetail buck, the deer has 2 points and a brow tine on his right side and has a total of 6 points. After the buck is killed, you can see the right side of the rack and now he has 4 points and a brow tine on the right and is probably a 10 pointer. See more »


[first lines]
News Anchor: Fears of a second recession has caused panic in Europe's financial markets.
President Obama: The severity of this recession will cause more pain before it ends.
American Man: European Union cannot "bail out" Greece. You've seen the- the government of Spain coming out and saying, "We've had the same problem." Portugal says the same thing. There's some talk that Italy may be in trouble.
News Anchor: U.S. intelligence officials are growing more and more concerned that foreign operatives are surveilling computer systems that ...
See more »


References Dawn of the Dead (2004) See more »


Crazy For You
Written by Shwayze and Cisco Adler
Performed by Shwayze
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Thoroughly disappointed
27 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I came with somewhat high hopes, and I don't think I could have been more let down. The story is alright, since mostly follows the original and they didn't have much to write on their own. But they really screwed the pooch on this one. Acting was among the worst I have ever seen. Hemsworth is the only one that was passable, the rest disgustingly atrocious. Josh Peck is an absolute joke, It was painful to watch him, he should never have been casted. Even after filming somebody should have done something to midigate his performance. I can't speak enough to how terrible he was. The rest of the supporting cast not much better. Seems like all they could do was make dramatic faces and awkwardly spew out their lines.

This whole movie was terrible, i feel bad for anyone who is associated with this garbage, for the original movie and cast, because the new generation will likely judge their work on this ridiculous performance.

I really hope that the next time somebody decides to re-make a movie, they put some real effort into it.

67 of 103 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
No Guns? bbehymer2005
Josh Peck ruins movie AuntieShawna
as if north koria would attack the second most powerfull nation on earth biggyjaay-273-600149
Am I the only one who enjoyed this movie? jakep573
Surprisingly Good Mathieas
Where are our allies? einstein432
Discuss Red Dawn (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page