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Red Riding: 1980 (2010)


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The Red Riding Trilogy continues in this sequel that picks up six years after the events of the first film. The Yorkshire Ripper is continuing to prey on the young women of a dead-end town, and the local police have proven completely ineffective in solving the crimes. When Manchester detective Peter Hunter (Paddy Considine) arrives in Yorkshire to investigate, he discovers a number of inconsistencies in the official report, and begins to suspect foul play. Unfortunately for both Detective Hunter

Jul 1, 2010

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Stands as a wrenching tale of power abused and lives discarded. It is powerful stuff.

March 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Detroit News
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An amazing conceit.

March 10, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A huge step up from the unfollowable plot and unfathomable evil of Red Riding: 1974.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

Aside from the ongoing criminal mystery and obstruction of powerful men, it's a tale of dreary duty. [Blu-ray]

September 9, 2010 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Unrolling at a frustratingly slow pace, it's the weak link in the series, but it's still an extraordinary -- and extraordinarily well-assembled -- series.

April 16, 2010 Full Review Source: Times-Picayune

1980 isn't a placeholder by any means, but it suffers by its middle placement, lacking the newness of the first film or the cumulative satisfactions of the last.

March 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Each film is enriched by collective detail, but it would have been richer had they played off each other rather than extending the argument.

March 11, 2010 Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper
Philadelphia City Paper

It's a good film on its own and it's made great by its place between two others.

March 11, 2010 Full Review Source: Movie Retriever
Movie Retriever

This second film, which paints the West Yorkshire police as first degree multiple murderers, has a strong subtext of woman and their children.

February 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

1980 benefits from calmer direction and a better class of actors, while gradually drawing out an additional serial killer tale that goes beyond journalistic investigation to pry open the black heart of the local law.

February 3, 2010 Full Review Source:

If Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Criminal Minds, and Lovely Bones haven't sated your hunger for watching entertainments showcasing the abuse, torture, and murder of children and women, you are in luck.

January 19, 2010 | Comments (2)

Audience Reviews for Red Riding: 1980

Red Riding - 1980 is a case of same characters different story. This time it is the Yorkshire Ripper that the Police are after, headed by the brilliant Paddy Considine and supported brilliantly by Tony Pitts who I think is under-sung in the series. The cast is great, aside from Considine though it is Sean Harris who steals the show as the terrifying Bob Craven, 100 times scarier than Peter Sutcliffe is portrayed. It is similar but also very different in its pace and tone compared to 1974 which I think was very well realised. It still looks great but it works as a stand alone film in its own right. This is a not to be missed trilogy.
May 7, 2013

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For the first half of the film, it feels like a mediocre movie that has not much to do with it's predecessor, but just there to continue the story and find the killer. We are thrown into an entirely new story with new characters and plot lines, but it is far less interesting than the first. The mentioning of past characters is really the only thing that kept me going until the second half when things start intertwining. The whole film makes you wonder what is going on, until the very last moments of the film where it all comes together and you see why it is a sequel/continuation. Andrew Garfield only makes a cameo in this film, but it has the most meaning out of anything else seen in the film. I thought the first film was great, so I found it very hard to put this film on the same level, but once the end of the film comes full circle, you see why you watched it, and it's worth it!
September 17, 2012
KJ Proulx

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Part two of the "RED RIDING TRILOGY," 1980 is a far superior film to the already strong first chapter. Unlike it's predecessor, James Marsh's episode takes a stream-lined, focused approach towards it's narrative and the result is an infinitely more chilling and effective work.

Playing like a classic detective noir, the film does a phenomenal job of bringing you in and smothering you with it's dark, dank atmosphere. Paddy Considine, the anchor of the film, is outstanding. You really feel for him and grow increasingly more nervous as he slowly gets in over his head. The film is a slow-burn, but one that never settles on being less than gripping.

"1980" is a great film in its own right. If it didn't address details and clear up some of the plot of the first film, it would almost work as a complete standalone. It`s a movie so good, that it made me like the first part even more. Also, I've never been more sickened by law enforcement corruption than in this film. A bold statement, but one that is truthful and a testament to the film`s eerie, stomach-churning effectiveness.
August 20, 2011

Super Reviewer

Another brilliant British cast for the 2nd installment of the Red Riding trilogy, with my personal favourite of course, Paddy Considine.

I do feel on this one, that the acting was far superior to the actual plot at times and whilst I was expecting more in depth investigation to the Yorkshire Ripper, what was delivered was the background of the investigation along with a personal sub plot to the investigators, still a great watch though.
July 21, 2011

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