Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) and Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight) star in this romantic horror, inspired by the famous fairy tale. From the director of Twilight.

Valerie (Seyfried) is a young beauty torn between two men. She's in love with  brooding outsider, Peter (Shiloh Fernandez, Skateland), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons, Dorian Gray). Valerie and Peter are planning to run away when Valerie's sister is killed by a werewolf – a beast that prowls the dark forest surrounding the village.

For years, a truce has been maintained with the werewolf with the townsfolk offering it a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman). His arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. The death toll rises and Valerie discovers a connection with the beat, one that draws them close, making her both suspect and bait...

2011Rating: M, contains supernatural themes & violence100 minsUSA
AdaptationHorrorThrillerRomance
65%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Intermittently enjoyable hokum at best.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

My, what sharp teeth Ms. Hardwicke doesn't have: working from David Leslie Johnson's screenplay she takes on the story's grown-up themes of sex and death directly but weakly.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Has the added inconvenience of being dreadfully serious about a plot so preposterous, it demands to be filmed by Monty Python.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As it thuds along from one wolf attack to the next, Catherine Hardwicke's first film since taking leave of Bella and her toothy friends adamantly refuses to provide any wit, humor or fun.

0

its wachible could of been better add more acion less talking

4.0
0

Do not bother, do not even consider it. Was a complete waste of time, a boring self indulgent film that relyed on the memento of the Twi-harder's to fule its fire.

1.0
0

Catherine Hardwicke actually turn this fairytale story into a less horror film was amazing.

3.0
0

One Word: Pointless. Mostly shot in dark and the only glimpse of hope for the movie to MAKE something of itself and it suddenly ends - to leave the ending up to your imagination. WHich is pointless really as the lead up doesn't build up any sort of suspense to make the cut off at all dramatic. I just got pissed off really.

1.0
0

This film was ridiculous. Catherine 'Pine tree cam-pan' Harwicke has directed such rubbish here. There wasn't a scrape of authenticity to this movie. The american accents, the lack of appropriate winter attire, the modern hairstyles and the unrealistic behaviour of the characters... I could go on forever.It was like a half-baked cross between twilight and...

1.0
0

this was the worst movie i've seen in a long time. and i watch a lot of shyte. if your friends tell you this movie is good, they are not your friends. even at $9 i paid too much.

1.0
0

O for the love of Mike or Catherine in this case. Yes a few twilight trappings there. You may have noticed the music score bordering on twilight eclipse opening scene. Pathetic over dramatisation of a mildly innocent fairytale. The heavy snow and flowing garments in a dark age era was so out of wack it was laughable. Catherine I thought she did a...

0

Went along with my 9 year old (that's my excuse but I wanted to see it) and it was pretty good. Just a little sad that they coldn't have spent a wee bit more time refining the dialogue sure but a visually lovely movie and it kept me guessing till the end.

0

some nice scenes but a wee bit rubbish

0
Variety

Variety

press

Intermittently enjoyable hokum at best.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

My, what sharp teeth Ms. Hardwicke doesn't have: working from David Leslie Johnson's screenplay she takes on the story's grown-up themes of sex and death directly but weakly.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Has the added inconvenience of being dreadfully serious about a plot so preposterous, it demands to be filmed by Monty Python.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As it thuds along from one wolf attack to the next, Catherine Hardwicke's first film since taking leave of Bella and her toothy friends adamantly refuses to provide any wit, humor or fun.

0

its wachible could of been better add more acion less talking

4.0
0

Do not bother, do not even consider it. Was a complete waste of time, a boring self indulgent film that relyed on the memento of the Twi-harder's to fule its fire.

1.0
0

Catherine Hardwicke actually turn this fairytale story into a less horror film was amazing.

3.0
0

One Word: Pointless. Mostly shot in dark and the only glimpse of hope for the movie to MAKE something of itself and it suddenly ends - to leave the ending up to your imagination. WHich is pointless really as the lead up doesn't build up any sort of suspense to make the cut off at all dramatic. I just got pissed off really.

1.0
0

This film was ridiculous. Catherine 'Pine tree cam-pan' Harwicke has directed such rubbish here. There wasn't a scrape of authenticity to this movie. The american accents, the lack of appropriate winter attire, the modern hairstyles and the unrealistic behaviour of the characters... I could go on forever.It was like a half-baked cross between twilight and...

1.0
0

this was the worst movie i've seen in a long time. and i watch a lot of shyte. if your friends tell you this movie is good, they are not your friends. even at $9 i paid too much.

1.0
0

O for the love of Mike or Catherine in this case. Yes a few twilight trappings there. You may have noticed the music score bordering on twilight eclipse opening scene. Pathetic over dramatisation of a mildly innocent fairytale. The heavy snow and flowing garments in a dark age era was so out of wack it was laughable. Catherine I thought she did a...

0

Went along with my 9 year old (that's my excuse but I wanted to see it) and it was pretty good. Just a little sad that they coldn't have spent a wee bit more time refining the dialogue sure but a visually lovely movie and it kept me guessing till the end.

0

some nice scenes but a wee bit rubbish

0