Red Riding Trilogy Reviews

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
September 12, 2010
A byzantine labyrinth of the sordid and crooked.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
September 9, 2010
Thematically adventurous...the bloody shocks that paint the town Red emerge from suburban squalor: dirty streets, dirty crimes, and dirty politicians. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
September 7, 2010
Taken as a whole, the trilogy depicts a universe polluted by the evil that men do and the pain and suffering their evil leaves behind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
September 3, 2010
You'll have to work to get the most out of 'Red Riding,' but if you are as diligent as Piggot, the mystery is worth it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2010
Grisoni demands rapt attention by keeping the intentions and the primary plot threads hidden. You care about getting to the bottom of the mystery, but even if this had ended without a resolution, that wouldn't have detracted from the gripping drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
May 8, 2010
Three powerful movies about police corruption in Northern England had me squirming in my seat. The only complaint, and it's a small one, is the apparently authentic Yorkshire accents were hard to understand at times. English subtitles would help.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
April 23, 2010
This dark set of brilliantly-acted, interlocking thrillers fails to live up to David Peace's novels, but still runs blood-red rings around the average American crime film.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
April 16, 2010
It is ambitious, it is gripping and it is dark. It's also entirely irresistible cinema, an uncompromising and hard-to-turn-away-from nightmare in three acts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 16, 2010
Red Riding just keeps getting creepier and creepier. And better and better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 15, 2010
The films are complex, long-form storytelling, requiring you to observe, recall and interpret as the story bleeds through three movie-length episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
April 13, 2010
One leaves this long but fascinating series appalled at the level of depravity one tiny corner of the globe can hold, but strangely exhilarated--as well as moved--by the craft and cunning with which it's been portrayed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Top Critic
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 8, 2010
What starts out as a tale of serial killing quickly becomes even more sinister and complex.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 26, 2010
This is a hugely ambitious piece of work that packs a cumulative wallop when it's all over.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Shawn Levy
Oregonian
March 25, 2010
The music, the wardrobe, the hair and cars and manners and all feel credibly specific, yet they impart a sick-making sense of familiarity. The sort of wrongdoing these films depict is, terribly, timeless.
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
March 21, 2010
The level of corruption, police violence and "we do what we bloody want" mentality is genuinely shocking, making the serial killings seem almost like a symptom of a community that has become rotten to the core.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
March 18, 2010
Lies somewhere between The Wire and Three Colors
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 18, 2010
These adaptations feel almost epic, even Dickensian in their scope and tone.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
March 17, 2010
A stylish cornucopia of treats for dedicated Anglophiles and fans of crime procedurals alike.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 17, 2010
Highly detailed, atmospheric storytelling lifts these tales beyond the action's sordid transgressions
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
March 12, 2010
If you think you are willing to start this journey across years of vile behavior, innocence lost, and true tragedy then go all the way. You won't regret it.
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