Red Road
Red Road (2007)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 28, 2007
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Red Road director Andrea Arnold skillfully parses out just enough plot details at a time to keep the audience engrossed in this seductive thriller.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

Unfortunately, its superb performances and assured camerawork are overwhelmed by dubious psychology and a clichéd climax.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A must for movie lovers who want to see how so much drama, mystery and emotion can be created from so little.

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

For a voyeuristic medium, this tale of a voyeur does a poor job of prying into its own protagonist's life.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

No drab stone is left unturned

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

With assured performers, handheld cameras and natural lighting -- the ABCs of the Dogme method -- [Andrea] Arnold has given this ambitious undertaking a provocative start.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Sets a chilling downer mood that gets under your skin like few films ever do.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
A very good movie about a women seeking revenge for the death of her husband when she see's the man responsible for his death and her daughters death back… More
Drew Smith
A tough, surprising movie that is nonetheless limned with "I've Loved You So Long Syndrome" - that is, the obfuscation of the plot to extend an… More
Anthony Lawrie
Voyeurism, revenge, loss and healing - Age old issues brilliantly brought to life in this intense and suspenseful thriller. Kate Dickie's performance is… More
William Sleet
A great Glasgow set thriller with noir elements and nods to Hitchcock's Rear Window. It's also heavily influenced by the Dogme style of film-making -… More
Lanning : )
There's something very appealing about withholding the full story from an audience until the end. If it's done right. With <i>Red… More
Arash Xak
Good acting & directing imo & I liked the pacing & the cinematography but the script is not that good & I had a few problems with it

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