Red Riding Hood Synopsis
A woman (Amanda Seyfried) learns that she has a connection to the werewolf tormenting her village.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Catherine Hardwicke's prettified movie is a strange adaptation because it supplants the woodsy horror of the original fairy tale with two...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Seyfried holds the camera's attention, playing this storybook business pretty much straight, although David Leslie Johnson's script puts...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The best that can be said is that the production design is striking. Otherwise, it's a foolish story, marred by a strange blend of...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A laughably inept series of adolescent poses trying to pass itself off as a movie.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Aside from a few arresting visuals, Red Riding Hood is just a slog through the woods.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Red Riding Hood goes from trite to triter, a plot collapse that overtakes any of the visual prettiness from cinematographer Mandy Walker...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
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...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Even wild man Gary Oldman, as a priest ready to eighty-six the wolfman with silver nail polish, can't liven up this humorless hogwash. And...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The amazingly awful dramatic thriller Red Riding Hood could, with tweaks, be enjoyably bad in a "Plan 9 From Outer Space" kind of way....
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This tedious retelling of the venerable fairy tale-"Twilight" with Oedipal kinks-takes place in a medieval village that is plagued by a...
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Red Riding Hood Bites At The End

By judemovies
I knew this wouldn't be your regular Little Red Riding Hood childrens tale. I can't say it was loosely based on on it, but it certainly explains why the big bad wolf was bad. It has a unique way of...

Much better than Twilight

By SheilaParra
Very suspenseful and entertaining. The romatic drama was great.. I highly recommend this movie to anyone. If you havent seen you can watch at [BLOCKED WEBSITE] .**...

I loved it :)

By emilygrahamcracker
suspenseful and fun, visually delicious. I don't go to movies like this to discover something deeply philosophical; if that's what you're looking for you are going to the wrong movie. this film is...

This Movie Was Transformers 2 Bad!

Awful, awful, awful! A 14 year old valley girl could have written a deeper, more meaningful and compelling script. The acting and dialog was so incredibly bad, the only possible way for there to be...

Pleasant surprise...

By lovestalentmoviefan
...when I really only went to see Gary Oldman. Beautiful scenery,authentic sets,amazing cinematography and no obvious tells where you know the ending halfway through. Not doing many Fandango reviews...

it was ok

By diet pepsi
i dont knlow why everyone hated this movie so mutch i watched it and thought it was not all that bad a little borring in some places but not at all as bad as others had said ps. the lovely amanda...

The better to not watch you

By gmsings
Bad screen play. Horrrible directing. Bad idea....

Red Riding Suck

By irishcat79
I love adult-oriented fairy tales (like the classics originally used to be), so I was excited about this film. However, once again, Catherine Hardwicke strikes again and effs up what could have been...

Wanted to like it, but...

By aclutes
While visually well done, it is so poorly written, I couldn't get past that. The plot is fine, but the dialog is so bad it's cringe-worthy. Amanda Seyfried is well cast in the lead and does a good job...


By ooJenoo
I went to this movie with my 13 year old daughter and really enjoyed it with her. But I thought there was no character build up in the beginning. I actually think Catherine Harwick wanted to show she...

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Rated PG-13 | For Violence and creature terror, and some sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Twilight-esque fairy-tale thriller mixes sexuality, horror.
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