A werewolf torments villagers.
" What big eyes and lips Amanda Seyfried has. And what nice cheekbones Julie Christie, who plays her grandmother, has. Unfortunately, these are about the only outstanding features in Red Riding Hood. "
" 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. "
" But, my, what sharp teeth Ms. Hardwicke doesn't have. "
" "Red Riding Hood" is such a sorrowful attempt to resurrect the marketing magic of "Twilight" that it ought to be titled "Career Eclipse." "
" Just when you think you've finished with one of these annoying franchises, another one pops up to plague you. "
" Was Red Riding Hood masterminded by a cadre of particularly silly eleven year-olds undergoing withdrawal from Twilight? That's the only excuse for a movie this dopey. "
" Hardwicke directed Twilight, you'll recall, and would apparently like to continue directing it, over and over again. "
" Red Riding Hood is pretty decent, considering it's, you know, Red Riding Hood. "
" Not nearly suspenseful enough to pass as a horror film, Red Riding Hood is an awkward supernatural whodunit weighed down by banal dialogue more suited to a teen soap and Hardwicke's clumsy direction. "
" The result is a dolled-up, overblown, pandering romantic costume drama that's not only sillier than the filmmakers surely intended but also, if you follow the plot implications all the way to the end, way ickier, too. "
" If you're a Twilight fan, you may feel as though you've already seen this. And if you're not, well, why would you be interested in something like this at all? "
" A lurid, loopy, utterly ludicrous enterprise that seeks to twist the ultimate fable of feminine fear and victimhood into an allegory for finding your inner bad girl. "
" A foolish story, marred by a strange blend of overacting and bland, offhand performances. "
" Overheated yet underpowered. "
" You'll howl alright; this is the funniest movie I've seen all year. Yes, it's supposed to be a horror flick. "
" Hardwicke, whose first "Twilight" film looks like "Citizen Kane" with fangs compared to this, takes things sooo seriously, which translates as buffoonery. "
" Catherine Hardwicke is Anne Rice with a camera. "
" [Hardwicke] has a gift for taking situations of bloodcurdling thrills and investing them with all of the drama of a sophomore fussing over her prom date. "
" More "Twilight" than Grimm, and a terrible mess. "
" Red Riding Hood has the added inconvenience of being dreadfully serious about a plot so preposterous, it demands to be filmed by Monty Python. "
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