Red Riding: 1983 Reviews

August 5, 2019
Beautifully filmed, and is more satisfying in its connection to the first film, providing much needed closure to a series marked by its stubborn refusal to offer any such comforting affectations.
March 10, 2011
Raises the bar for crime drama on the boob tube.
September 9, 2010
1983 shifts to an unlikely hero: a slovenly solicitor...[and] "soul man"... [Blu-ray]
April 16, 2010
Like the overall trilogy, it's as haunting as it is riveting, the kind of movie that will keep your attention while it's playing, and stick with you after the closing credits.
March 26, 2010
There's still a great deal of satisfaction to be had in both the resolution of the plot's many mysteries and the thematic throughlines of the three films.
March 19, 2010
Stands as a wrenching tale of power abused and lives discarded. It is powerful stuff.
March 12, 2010
Anand Tucker's direction and Tony Grisoni's screenplay aren't perfect but is yet another work that stands relatively well on its own but is made infinitely better when viewed in the light of the first two films.
March 11, 2010
Each film is enriched by collective detail, but it would have been richer had they played off each other rather than extending the argument.
February 17, 2010
...satisfying in that we see many events in a new light, but Jobson is too complicit in the evil that has taken place to be sympathetic which is the light he is cast in by director Anand Tucker.
February 3, 2010
1983 is executed rather messily and demands a very concentrated viewer, but the rhythms of violation and corruption remain intact, supplying a fulfilling closer to this ambitious project.
January 19, 2010
Exposing a society where every institution is rank with moral disease, and where the innocent serve out the sentences of the culpable, it's hard to tell whether those involved in this project are horrified by the goings-on or are just exploiting them.