Red Road
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A woman paid to watch others begins stalking one of the men she's been trailing in this thriller from Scotland. Jackie (Kate Dickie) is a woman who has buried herself in her work with a security company since the death of her husband and child. Jackie's work involves monitoring a crime-ridden corner of North Glasgow with a bank of closed circuit television cameras; after her shift is over, she either goes home or has an occasional assignation with a friend from work who isn't happy with his wife. While watching the comings and goings in a run down apartment block, Jackie spies… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Unfortunately, its superb performances and assured camerawork are overwhelmed by dubious psychology and a clichéd climax."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"A must for movie lovers who want to see how so much drama, mystery and emotion can be created from so little."
‑ Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Despite some elemental flaws in logic and plausibility, this is a tense and potent film at times that hints at the sort of greatness that we can find to a greater degree in Ms. Arnold's other works, Wasp and Fish Tank."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Ancorado pelas performances complexas de Dickie e Curran, o filme traz a diretora estreante Andrea Arnold como uma revelação a ser observada com atenção nos próximos anos."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"I like that you're never sure where this road is going to lead."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone,
"Like the Peeping Tom-paranoia of similar recent films Disturbia and Civic Duty, this finely crafted debut feature by Scottish writer/director Andrea Arnold packs a wallop."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"For a voyeuristic medium, this tale of a voyeur does a poor job of prying into its own protagonist's life."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"No drab stone is left unturned"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"A brilliantly conceived thriller that keeps us guessing right up to the very end, Red Road intrigues but frustrates by its slow development and often incomprehensible Scottish dialogue"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Red Road is an atmospheric little thriller made up of equal parts paranoia, loneliness and anxiety."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Though it's paced as a thriller, the film ultimately emerges as a haunting exploration of how grief can weigh on us, and the depths to which it can drive us."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"With assured performers, handheld cameras and natural lighting -- the ABCs of the Dogme method -- [Andrea] Arnold has given this ambitious undertaking a provocative start."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Sets a chilling downer mood that gets under your skin like few films ever do."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A strange sort of map of the city [is] spread across these fragmented cubes of visual information. And there's also the metaphorical map of the characters' lives, where they're coming from and where they're going."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"The glacially paced film is tersely episodic, and scenes are thrown onto the screen like jagged bits of raw meat that have been torn from a bone."
‑ Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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