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: April 13, 2007
DVD 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.

Dan Jardine

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

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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Peter Calder
New Zealand Herald

Three-fifths of a great film, this stylish, Glasgow-based, Danish-inspired stalker drama does not deliver on its promise.

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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
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
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
Dean McKenna
Kate Dickie does a great performance as an operator of Glasgow's surveillance cameras in this Scottish movie. This is an average sexy and cunningly… More

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