(2005)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

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91
Entertainment Weekly
The result is a wacked kiddie Rashomon in which the different versions dovetail with a logic as impeccable as it is flat-out buggy. So who do we root for? Everyone and no one. Hoodwinked's most radical feature is that it's a ride without heroes.
70
Hoodwinked hasn't much time for soul or sentiment, but it is certainly amusingly smart and sassy.
67
The A.V. Club
There's no getting around the fact that it all looks like a cutscene from a kiddie video game. It's a great showreel. Now someone give these folks a real budget so they can make a movie that looks as good as it sounds.
63
Chicago Tribune
Hoodwinked treats "Red Riding Hood" as a detective story we've never really understood until now, with nuttier motivations, more complex characters and a screwier climax.
58
It's a moderately enjoyable escapade that isn't quite clever enough for adults and not quite imaginative enough for children.
50
L.A. Weekly
With its chatty, overstuffed patter, Hoodwinked strains at the seams to look with it, like one of those dressed-alike Beverly Hills mother-daughter combos. Having said all that, the songs (yes, there are songs, too), mostly written by Todd Edwards, provide an unexpected bright spot.
50
Variety
Little Red Riding Hood gets a cheeky CGI makeover in Hoodwinked!, a fast-paced, fitfully clever 3-D-animated feature that will entertain tykes.
40
The Hollywood Reporter
Hoodwinked occupies some considerably shaky turf situated uncomfortably between "Shrek" and dreck.
40
Village Voice
Sluggishly paced and stiffly animated, Hoodwinked pulls out all the stops to keep its attention-deficient audience occupied, but the snowboarding, skiing, hang-gliding, and kung fu sequences will still be a lot more fun in the Hoodwinked video game.
40
Dallas Observer
A little too loud, and a lot too boring.

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