Red State (2011)

red“People just do the strangest things when they believe they’re entitled. But they do even stranger things when they just plain believe.” – Joseph Keenan

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Jul 2013)

Brief Synopsis – Three teenagers get kidnapped by a group of religious fundamentalists after they seek to meet a woman for sex.

My Take on it – I just happened to find this movie while looking at Kevin Smith’s page on IMDB and after seeing it was so impressed that he was able to make such a great movie on a serious issue.

Kevin Smith has always been known for making comedies featuring twenty-somethings who smoke pot and are looking for direction in life.  This movie shows that he can be a great director using different, more serious material.

Don’t get me wrong, I always enjoyed his movies, but they were all “light” movies and this one was so shocking to me because it was so “heavy”.

Great cast – John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Michael Parks, Kyle Gallner and Stephen Root.


Bottom Line – Kevin Smith has shown that he can make a great movie without using humor and tackle serious issues. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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