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Red Riding Hood (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Fantasy, Horror, Mystery  |  11 March 2011 (USA)
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Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family's displeasure.


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Valerie (Seyfried) is a beautiful young woman torn between two men. She is in love with a brooding outsider, Peter (Fernandez), but her parents have arranged for her to marry the wealthy Henry (Irons). Unwilling to lose each other, Valerie and Peter are planning to run away together when they learn that Valerie's older sister has been killed by the werewolf that prowls the dark forest surrounding their village. For years, the people have maintained an uneasy truce with the beast, offering the creature a monthly animal sacrifice. But under a blood red moon, the wolf has upped the stakes by taking a human life. Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon (Oldman), to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them. As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. As panic grips the ... Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Believe the legend. Beware the wolf. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 March 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Girl with the Red Riding Hood  »

Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,005,335 (USA) (11 March 2011)


$37,652,565 (USA) (20 May 2011)

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The novelization by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright is based on the shooting script rather than the finished film. This is the reason that the novel diverges noticeably from the film. See more »


It was settled very early in the movie that the wolf is one of the villagers which means he could walk around the square in his human form and find out all the hidingd where Father Solomon's men are setting up as well as knowing that Valery was used as bait. Yet, he showed up like he didn't know anything at all. See more »


Solomon: Do you know how you kill a tiger, Father Auguste? You tie up your best goat and wait.
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painful...cringe worthy...just terrible
11 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I let my friends talk me into seeing this film with them because I think Amanda Seyfried is adorable and I had high hopes that this supposedly adult re-imagining of a children's folk tale would be entertaining in the same aspect of Tim Burton's Sleepy disappointed I was.

The acting was so corny and so ridiculous although I can't help but feel that it's not entirely the fault of the actors, but the director. The dialogue was so incredibly cheesy that at several points throughout the movie, groans were heard throughout the audience. Visually, the film is beautiful but the plot is choppy, the romance scenes are cringe worthy, everything about this film was just painful. Shiloh whatever his name is has a constant sneer/smirk on his face that makes his character so annoying. And the other love interest was just plain dull. Seyfried is a perfect Red Riding Hood but she brings nothing to the film other than her constantly doe eyed, surprised expression.

Do not waste your money on this crap.

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