Red Riding Hood

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Twilight-esque fairy-tale thriller mixes sexuality, horror.

PG-13 2011 98 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 17 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 63 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Lacking

Movie moves at a slow pace yet feels quick... Script needed work as obvious clues dropped in left nothing to the imagination. A lot of sexualised cinematography, sexual tension and suggestive foreplay..

This title has:

Great messages
age 18+

Please don't bother watching this.

The sexual inuendo in this movie is bad but the most disturbing part was watching a village turn on each other. No one speaks up or uses their brains. They only listen to whoever shouts the loudest. To them the only option is to kill, torture or betray others or else they'll get eaten by the werewolf. They ask no questions and the ends always justify the means. Consequently everyone pays a hefty price for it. It's painful to watch.

This title has:

Too much violence

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