Red Riding: 1980
Red Riding: 1980 (2010)

The Red Riding Trilogy continues in this sequel that picks up six years after the events of the first film. The Yorkshire Ripper is continuing to prey on the young women of a dead-end town, and the local police have proven completely… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 5, 2010
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Long
Detroit News

Stands as a wrenching tale of power abused and lives discarded. It is powerful stuff.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Aside from the ongoing criminal mystery and obstruction of powerful men, it's a tale of dreary duty. [Blu-ray]

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Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper

Each film is enriched by collective detail, but it would have been richer had they played off each other rather than extending the argument.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An amazing conceit.

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Mike Scott

Unrolling at a frustratingly slow pace, it's the weak link in the series, but it's still an extraordinary -- and extraordinarily well-assembled -- series.

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Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever

It's a good film on its own and it's made great by its place between two others.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A huge step up from the unfollowable plot and unfathomable evil of Red Riding: 1974.

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

1980 isn't a placeholder by any means, but it suffers by its middle placement, lacking the newness of the first film or the cumulative satisfactions of the last.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This second film, which paints the West Yorkshire police as first degree multiple murderers, has a strong subtext of woman and their children.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
For the first half of the film, it feels like a mediocre movie that has not much to do with it's predecessor, but just there to continue the story and find… More
Bruce Bruce
The second in the Red Riding Trilogy, And this movie is as intense as the first one. Police Corruption has run wild and as a detective is getting closer his… More
Michael S
Part two of the "RED RIDING TRILOGY," 1980 is a far superior film to the already strong first chapter. Unlike it's predecessor, James… More
El Hombre Invisible
These are not easy films to sit through, but it's hard to imagine to imagine seeing the first two films and not going back to see how it wraps up. The film… More
Lady D'arbanville
Another brilliant British cast for the 2nd installment of the Red Riding trilogy, with my personal favourite of course, Paddy Considine. I do feel on this… More
Cynthia S.
I tried the second part of this trilogy hoping that I would like it better. I did a little, but a very little. I didn't even bother with the third one.