Red Riding: 1983
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The Red Riding Trilogy draws to a close in this installment that finds Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson (David Morrissey) realizing that the Yorkshire Ripper may still be at large, despite the fact that someone has already been convicted of the heinous crimes. When a young girl is abducted in an incident that bears a chilling resemblance to the crimes of the Yorkshire Ripper, Chief Superintendent Jobson is forced to consider the possibility that he helped to put the wrong man behind bars. Meanwhile, local solicitor John Piggott (Mark Addy) stumbles onto evidence of a massive cover… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stands as a wrenching tale of power abused and lives discarded. It is powerful stuff."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"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."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Each film is enriched by collective detail, but it would have been richer had they played off each other rather than extending the argument."
‑ Sam Adams, Philadelphia City Paper
"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."
‑ Brandon Judell, CultureCatch
"Raises the bar for crime drama on the boob tube."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"...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."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"1983 shifts to an unlikely hero: a slovenly solicitor...[and] "soul man"... [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"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."
‑ Brian Tallerico, Movie Retriever
"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."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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