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Red Riding Hood Reviews

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Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
April 14, 2011
The plot proves surprisingly suspenseful as, Agatha Christie-like, the culprit could be anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
April 13, 2011
Disappointingly, once again Hardwicke relies more on visual appeal than decent dialogue. But teenage girls, for whom this movie is made, will lap it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
April 12, 2011
Best trip to Grandma's House ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
April 11, 2011
Red Riding Hood is actually a fun, goofy ride, albeit one lathered in chintz and froth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Thomas
Empire Magazine
April 11, 2011
Oldman and Seyfried prove to be the big attractions, but Hardwicke's Riding Hood legend still lacks bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Clem Bastow
The Vine
March 23, 2011
Say what you want about Red Riding Hood, but it's the best sexy psychoanalytical soap opera fantasy you'll see all year. In fact, it may well be the only one you'll ever see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 21, 2011
If production design and cinematography were enough, this would be a striking success
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 15, 2011
Better than just another imitation Twilight, but that's all it really is.
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
March 13, 2011
Despite the ill-advised advertising, this is not a horror film or a Twilight knock-off. It's a mystery, and a good one with fine acting, pace, and ambience.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
March 11, 2011
This suspense-filled mystery keeps the audience guessing as to the human identity of the werewolf. This crowd-pleasing guilty pleasure will exceed all your expectations. It turns a familiar children's bedtime story into a...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 11, 2011
A passable young-adult thriller.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 11, 2011
Red Riding Hood is pretty decent, considering it's, you know, Red Riding Hood.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
March 11, 2011
Hardwicke does succeed in creating a dark, claustrophobic atmosphere over the proceedings, even in daylight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 11, 2011
About as bad as it could be. Gary Oldman chews a bit of scenery, but even he can't save this disasterous new spin of the Brothers Grimm classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Brian Juergens
March 11, 2011
While it may be little more than a Disney princess movie with a body count, I'd take this goofy period whodunit over brooding vampires and modern teen angst any day.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 10, 2011
An often suspenseful, visually stylish and atmospheric whodunit despite a hackneyed romantic subplot and plenty of stilted dialogue to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.0000001/10
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
March 10, 2011
It's a complex story with a good deal of subtext... explor[ing] numerous issues from loveless marriages to oppressive authority to parents and children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
March 10, 2011
While Red Riding Hood never pretends to be anything other than red meat for its ravenous teen base, it's more sturdily constructed than it was required to be, and thus, more engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
March 10, 2011
Hardwicke helms Red Riding Hood with a clear vision for her target audience: young teens. There's violence but little blood, some chaste sexy bits and a few, swift scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
March 10, 2011
Fattening fairy tales for the screen is tricky, and Hardwicke gets it half right, valorizing romance over duty, integrity over tyranny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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