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Hoodwinked Review Critics


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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

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  • 25

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    USA Today Mike Clark

    Why would a distributor suddenly yank an animated family film from its intended wide December opening until mid-January? Could it be that the advance word of mouth wasn't very good-winked?

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  • 40

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    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Hoodwinked occupies some considerably shaky turf situated uncomfortably between "Shrek" and dreck.

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  • 63

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    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    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.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    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.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 7+

Red Riding Hood redo; bland with a bit of fun.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a jerry-rigged version of Little Red Riding Hood, with jokes (verbal and visual) aimed at kids and adults, though not at the same time. The plot involves theft, cartoonish violence (including the use of explosions, axes, guns, and vehicles), and an extreme snowboarding semi-finale.

  • Families can talk about Red's relationships with her friends and grandmother. How is it that everyone has secrets hidden from their closest friends?
  • How does the crime bring together a community in search of a common goal?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Characters lie, steal, and betray one another, but a general sort of goodness prevails.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence and scariness: Cartoonish violence includes extreme sports and use of explosions, axes, guns, and vehicles.

  • sex false0

    Sexy stuff: Throwaway remarks about worms' "girlfriends," the Wolf appears in drag as Granny.

  • language false0

    Language: Not an issue

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue