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At least the werewolves in Red Riding Hood have teeth and, when in human form, they don't parade around shirtless.
There is a sort of unintentional campy fun to be had in places. Just don't go in expecting much, in other words, and perhaps you'll live happily ever after.
Boxoffice Magazine
Hardwicke shows a strong grasp at epic fantasy with Red Riding Hood; her nemesis is not a man-eating wolf but an unsurprising script.
Intermittently enjoyable hokum at best.
Orlando Sentinel
Far more grim than "Grimm," and not nearly as much fun as it should have been.
The Hollywood Reporter
As it thuds along from one wolf attack to the next, Catherine Hardwicke's first film since taking leave of Bella and her toothy friends adamantly refuses to provide any wit, humor or fun.
Village Voice
RRH veers between monotonous, soapy seriousness and camp.
Like an idiot, I came to this movie hoping that director Catherine Hardwicke-who made her debut with the bad-girl shocker "Thirteen" (2003)-might engage in a feminist interrogation of the old fairy tale, just as French filmmaker Catherine Breillat has with "Blue Beard" (2009) and "The Sleeping Beauty" (2010). Instead this is a muddle-headed horror flick.
A timid new take on the old fairy tale, and it's pretty grim.
According to legend, a silver bullet can kill a werewolf. Too bad it can't slay bad writing, without which the ill-conceived Red Riding Hood would not exist.

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