Parents' Guide to

Red Riding Hood

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Musical fairy tale sticks to the authentic, grim story.

Movie G 1987 81 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+
Love it! I thought it was a really well filled out story and very well done. My spouse and I both loved it!

Is It Any Good?

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True fans of the Red Riding Hood story will appreciate this version, since it provides a little more intrigue than the my-what-big-teeth-you-have standard. But the cheesy synthesizer score, as well as the realistic 18th century peasant scenes, might be a turn off for modern kids who are looking for a little more glitz.

Isabella Rossellini is a graceful, beautiful mother to the girl in the red cape. And Craig T. Nelson impresses with his booming voiced villian. But the drab scenery and stagey musical numbers will leave most kids a little bored.

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