2.5

Red Riding Hood

Fantasy Horror Mystery


 

In a medieval village, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.

"Red Riding Hood" is a bumpy ride. Imagination and creativity certaintly aren't lacking, and the film somehow manages to maintain an air of mystery amongst some seriously banal dialogue and laughable clichés. The hackneyed script is offset by some splendid cinematography, impressive production values and a mesmerising lead actress. Yet it's these unfortunate let downs that will constantly have you lamenting a darker promise unfulfilled, without the hindrance of what is clearly poor, one-dimensional direction. Definitely a case of big ears, big eyes, big teeth... no bite.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 24th March 2011
100 mins