Box art for Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

romance, thrillers


Panic grips a village when a werewolf kills the older sister of Valerie. Valerie finds she has a unique connection to the beast that draws them together, making her both suspect...and bait.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    10%
  • Audience Score
    39%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

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

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this teen twist on Little Red Riding Hood from Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke is a romance-and-horror mix that's not for young kids. While there are no overt love scenes, there are several scenes of the main couple kissing, groping, and breathing heavily in each other's presence; at one point, the lead boy is about to undress his girl but is interrupted. But the sexuality pales in comparison with the violence, which is frequent and disturbing and features dismembered limbs, torture, and a high body count. What's more, the movie's overall message of "love conquers all" is buried beneath the dangerous-for-teens idea that if you love someone, you should be willing to leave your family and home to be with them.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the popularity of supernatural love stories. What makes them so attractive to teens? Do you think they portray a realistic view of romantic relationships? Parents, talk to your teens about your own values regarding relationships.
  • Valerie tells Peter that she'd be willing to leave her town and family to be with him. Is that a good role model for teen relationships?
  • Did you find the violence in this movie scary? Why or why not? What's the impact of seeing violence in the media?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    10%
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  • Audience

    39%

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Went in with extremely low expectations on this one. I am not sold yet on Amanda Seyfried but she could turn out to be a decent actress. Gary Oldman as always was awesome and that alone notched up the film for me.

- jmanard52, Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 stars

Went in with extremely low expectations on this one. I am not sold yet on Amanda Seyfried but she could turn out to be a decent actress. Gary Oldman as always was awesome and that alone notched up the film for me.

- jmanard52, Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 stars

Re-telling of the fairy with the werewolf terrorising the villagers. Good cast. Leonardo DiCaprio produces.

- thmtsang, Sunday, June 10, 2012