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Hoodwinked Reviews

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 27, 2006
A solid effort that proves an entertaining animated film can be made minus a big studio budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
January 23, 2006
Neither fish nor foul, television show nor movie, "Hoodwinked" is a flavourless confection, that if not exactly a waste of an hour and a half will at least provide for some harmless babysitting.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 22, 2006
A riff on the "Little Red Riding Hood" tale, literally reimagining our innocent, skipping little sweet tart as a street-smart, butt-kicking, take-no-prisoners hard-lass from the 'hood.
| Original Score: C
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 21, 2006
The production contains enough positive elements to make it worth a look, but not until it reaches DVD or TV. As a theatrical offering, it disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 21, 2006
Not likely to have the undying appeal of a film like Shrek or Toy Story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Hanh Nguyen
Zap2it.com
January 21, 2006
Its chaotic, rather incoherent action translates into a raw, gleeful energy that's so infectious and loony, kids will flash gap-toothed grins while wondering what the heck is going on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
January 19, 2006
Hoodwinked! is a collection of everything that's gone wrong with animation lately and nothing that's gone right.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 19, 2006
The writing is clever and once you get past the first song it zips along at a pace only cartoons could keep up with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
January 19, 2006
More often than not, the look reflects a speeded-up trip though the hard drive to keep costs from skyrocketing. In other words, don't expect much detail.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
January 17, 2006
The real story of Red Riding Hood - wink! wink!
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Kevin Biggers
FilmStew.com
January 16, 2006
Certainly a nobler attempt in the animated feature genre than the likes of Robots, Shark Tale and Chicken Little.
January 16, 2006
Quirky, bizarre, different, and a hoot!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 15, 2006
A cartoon more for adults with a sense of humor, than for children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
January 14, 2006
The Edwards show immense creative potential; they just didn't find it all in this particular forest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 14, 2006
It's not bad enough to leave you feeling had, but unlikely to make you plan a return visit, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
January 14, 2006
This flick has the best script of any animated film this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
January 13, 2006
Hoodwinked, in terms of wit and technological skill, is no Shrek. It's not bad, if you lower your expectations a bit.
| Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 13, 2006
The fast pacing, talking animals and occasional song might pull in the kids, but the movie's dry humor clearly is aimed at adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Fox
TV Guide
January 13, 2006
An enjoyably ironic rethink of a beloved fairy tale.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tony Wong
Toronto Star
January 13, 2006
A warped, but mildly amusing twist on the childhood favourite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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