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This fractured fairytale doesn't have the wit or animation quality to compete with the likes of the Shrek franchise.



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Forget everything you know about Little Red Riding Hood; the classic fairy tale gets a new look and a new style in this computer-animated comedy for the whole family. Grizzly (voice of Xzibit) and Stork (voice of Anthony Anderson) are a pair of critter cops who have been called the homey bungalow of Granny (voice of Glenn Close) to investigate a disturbance of the peace. It seems there was an altercation involving Granny, her granddaughter Little Red Riding Hood (voice of Anne Hathaway), a Big Bad Wolf (voice of Patrick Warburton), and a Woodsman (voice of Jim Belushi). However, as the detectives interview the participants and get each individual's perspective, they learn that Granny isn't so helpless, Red may have been doing more than just visiting relatives, the Wolf isn't the predator he's been cracked up to be, and the Woodman doesn't have much of an intellectual advantage over the trees he chops down. Hoodwinked also features the voice talents of Andy Dick, David Ogden Stiers, and Chazz Palminteri.

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Jim Belushi
as The Woodsman
Anthony Anderson
as Det. Bill Stork
David Ogden Stiers
as Nicky Flippers
as Chief Grizzly
Chazz Palminteri
as Woolworth the Sheep
Andy Dick
as Boingo
Cory Edwards
as Twitchy
Benjy Gaither
as Japeth The Goat
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Critic Reviews for Hoodwinked

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (36)

Someone give these folks a real budget so they can make a movie that looks as good as it sounds.

Nov 27, 2006 | Rating: B-
AV Club
Top Critic

It's more than a little contrived, but Warburton's Wolf has a worldly, hard-bitten charm.

Sep 30, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A breezy, passably funny spin on a children's classic, mixing slapstick and farce with character humour and delighting in demolishing stereotypes.

Sep 28, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Jan 21, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A warped, but mildly amusing twist on the childhood favourite.

Jan 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
Top Critic

The digital animation ranges from competent to clunky, the jokes too often feel tossed-off and random, and the movie too often descends into dullness, only to be yanked back from the abyss by the goat.

Jan 13, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hoodwinked

A funny and okay movie. I didn't love it, and the animation sucked, but this movie was funny and a interesting take on the story.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

the actors all did there part in this film, and the result is pretty entertaining, with an entertaining twist on the story of red riding hood, the reason why i enjoy the film is how each of the stories are linked by the telling of each story told by each character

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

Okay...seriously? I can do animations better than this...this is like It's a Small World, animatronic creepy. And what a shame, too, because the script isn't half bad.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

Family entertainment these days is pretty much a bust. Most of the time the content contained therein is just too soft and too nice to be enjoyable. There's no real tension without more dramatic content, usually involving guns, explosives, etc. Thankfully, Hoodwinked is quite aware of that. If I had kids, this is one I'd definitely sit down and watch with them. It's not difficult to figure out who the culprit of the caper is, but the ride to get there is totally enjoyable. I found some of the *wink-wink* moments at the audience with the music and the characters to be distracting, but mostly forgivable. This is a good solid animated flick for ANYONE to see and I'm not surprised that it's getting a sequel.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

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