Red Riding Trilogy (2010)
Critic Consensus: This crime drama features great performances and the three directors make the setting -- 1970s and 1980s Yorkshire -- an immersive, gritty, and dangerous place.
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Critic Reviews for Red Riding Trilogy
The films are complex, long-form storytelling, requiring you to observe, recall and interpret as the story bleeds through three movie-length episodes.
What starts out as a tale of serial killing quickly becomes even more sinister and complex.
This is a hugely ambitious piece of work that packs a cumulative wallop when it's all over.
On its own, each film hauntingly creates a murk of collusion, pervasive corruption, and 57 varieties of predation.
This is the sort of undertaking the UK's Channel 4 excels at, and is approached in the United States only by ambitious cable TV series.
Audience Reviews for Red Riding Trilogy
Have you seen a movie which traps you in its desperate, grey and morose environment and only lets go when the credits rolls towards the end of its 4-1/2 hours of amazing story telling? Red Riding is a mind bending, multi-layered, thick and brutal trilogy based on David Peace's 4 "Red Riding" novels. It dramatizes some actual murders in Yorkshire, England and tells multiple, inter-connected stories of its participants : West Yorkshire PD, the residents and few outsiders. The movie scores on multiple counts : rock solid script, sharp acting and brilliant direction. Its a first rate crime drama which pulls absolutely no punches. Serious cinema and absolutely must watch.
"1974" (Julian Jarrold) - 7/10 "1980" (James Marsh) - 9/10 "1983" (Annand Tucker) - 9/10 OVERALL SCORE - 9/10
Perhaps I am among the minority, but the Red Riding Trilogy did little to entertain or inspire me. Much like the reception I gave The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the Red Riding Trilogy does little to set it apart from any other films in the suspense/thriller genre.
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