Total Film - 11/01/2011 3 stars out of 5 -- "It's a provocative, promising set-up..."
Uncut - 10/05/2011 4 stars out of 5 -- "[Smith's] most intriguing since DOGMA....The performances carry it: Goodman and Parks, in particular, are superb."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2011
"RED STATE exposes the horror not only of religious but also political zealotry, while offering a tense, shocking ride through the ideological tinderboxes of middle America."
Kevin Smith steps his foot into horror territory with this politically tinged fright flick starring Michael Parks (FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, GRINDHOUSE) as a controversial Fred Phelps-ish reverend who brings his own brand of zealotry to a wayward group of teens. Smith directs from his own long-in-development script.