Red Riding Hood

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: March 11, 2011
DVD: June 14, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.48
based on 510 votes and 149 reviews
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Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Billy Burke, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Virginia Madsen, Lukas Haas, Julie Christie


Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) is caught in a love triangle with the man she loves—Peter, and the man who loves her, Henry (Max Irons). Meanwhile, the village is threatened by a werewolf, to whom the villagers offer up an animal sacrifice each month.

When Valerie's sister is killed by the werewolf, the villagers hire a famed werewolf hunter (Gary Oldman) to kill the beast. He informs them that the werewolf is likely one of them—a human who only changes into a werewolf during a full moon. Valerie begins to suspect both Peter and Henry of being the werewolf.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in British Columbia. Several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Julie Yorn, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson
Screenplay: David Leslie Johnson, Rand Ravich
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  • 2 stars "I wanted to like this movie but it was dull and inept. Nothing in this movie feel authentic from the listless love story to the lousy CGI 'wolf'. The director also seems unable of creating any tension whether suspenseful or romantic. It's a rushed movie that needed more fine tuning."
  • 5 stars "Very entertaining. I'm a Mom who brought my 7 yr old daughter and didn't think I'd enjoy it that much, but I really did! We saw it again with my husband and 10 yr old son and they thoroughly enjoyed it as well. My daughter thinks she's going to marry JB one day and after seeing the movie, that would be just fine with He's a nice boy."
  • 3 stars "This movie gives new meaning to THE BIG BAD WOLF!!! I also like Red Riding Hood's hooded cape."