Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood (2011)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2011
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Amanda Seyfried is magnetic in Red Riding Hood's starring role, but she's let down by her uninspired leading men and a painfully cliched script.

Leonard Maltin

Have you had questions about the motivations of the wolf, or suspicions about Grandma? Have you pondered the sexual connotations of this age-old fairy tale? Me neither. Just the same, someone has made a movie about...

Eric D. Snider

Hardwicke directed Twilight, you'll recall, and would apparently like to continue directing it, over and over again.

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Sarah Marrs

There's no tension or angst in this movie... and the cheapsies SFX and bored, disinterested performances from the cast killed whatever moody emo vibe Hardwicke was trying to evoke.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Catherine Hardwicke is Anne Rice with a camera.

Jessica Baxter
Film Threat

Until women stop making movies about girls who are independent only as far as what man they choose to be with, they're never going to be considered for anything meatier.

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David Denby
New Yorker

More "Twilight" than Grimm, and a terrible mess.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Just when you think you've finished with one of these annoying franchises, another one pops up to plague you.

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Emily Rems
Bust Magazine

Terminally stiff.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Went in with extremely low expectations on this one. I am not sold yet on Amanda Seyfried but she could turn out to be a decent actress. Gary Oldman as always… More
Candy Rose
Re-telling of the fairy with the werewolf terrorising the villagers. Good cast. Leonardo DiCaprio produces.
Kevin M. Williams
Gary Oldman, as the fiery preacher out to rid the world of demons and their influence, saves this bedtime story that confuses itself with a typical detective… More
Christopher Heim
Out of all the movies to rip-off, why rip-off "Twilight"? This film is neither scary nor romantic, it is just a painful bore-fest The only saving… More
Phil Hubbs
Wasn't too sure what to expect with this being based on a children's fable yet filmed as a serious horror/thriller flick, to my pleasant surprise it… More
Edward Boxler
I don't think anyone had any expectations for Red Riding Hood, so I wouldn't consider it as disappointing as say Cowboys and Aliens, but it's… More