Red Riding Hood
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Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Max Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

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"Yes, there's enough connection with the source's underlying issues of repression and desire to give this reason to exist, but, boy, does Hardwicke labour in getting from fairy tale to would-be psycho-thriller."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Catherine Hardwicke is Anne Rice with a camera."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"While it's nice to see renewed interest in genre fiction from a teenage girl standpoint, these new monsters don't have much bite to them."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Trite dialogue, poor special effects and an insubstantial storyline make this one a bit of a dud."
‑ Amy Curtis, We Got This Covered
"With this film and the first "Twilight," Hardwicke has shown that she doesn't have much talent for direction and that she isn't that good a judge of material if this is the kind of film she keeps choosing."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"More "Twilight" than Grimm, and a terrible mess."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Just when you think you've finished with one of these annoying franchises, another one pops up to plague you."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Gary Oldman is the one bright light in this tired drama that deserves neither his talent or your time."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"The CGI wolf would have been rubbish a decade ago, the clearly indoor village set looks like it once featured in an old episode of Star Trek and the central love story is lacking in bite."
‑ Andy Lea, Daily Star
"Catherine Hardwicke, what the Hell happened?"
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"Hardwicke directed Twilight, you'll recall, and would apparently like to continue directing it, over and over again."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"If you're a Twilight fan, you may feel as though you've already seen this. And if you're not, well, why would you be interested in something like this at all?"
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"'Beware the wolf,' warn Red Riding Hood's posters and television ads. Be even warier of this movie."
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
"For all the heaving bosoms, the big-eyed flirtation and the cool Medieval fairytale hair products, it doesn't work."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"it perfectly sums up the muddled feeling of a gothic horror romance that never feels all that romantic nor particularly scary."
‑ James White, SFX Magazine
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