Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 29
  2. Negative: 7 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    One aches to think what the great "Looney Tunes" directors could have done with this material.
  2. The "Puppetoonish" characters in Hoodwinked didn't bother me: They're primitive and inexpressive, but their personalities come through. In fact, the problem is that their personalities do come through: They're all wackily sarcastic, unfunny nonentities.
  3. Reviewed by: Nathan Lee
    30
    Less sassy than shrill, more crass than clever, the maiden cartoon from the Weinstein Company turns the Little Red Riding Hood legend into a sub- "Shrek" bummer that appears to have been manufactured for the pleasure of tone-deaf kids with a thing for sarcasm, extreme sports, and Andy Dick.
  4. Hoodwinked makes a little sense. Too bad, then, it's so crummy.
  5. Hoodwinked is a computer-animated, "Shrek"-style satire of "Little Red Riding Hood" that offers a few laughs but overall is pretty tired.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    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?
  7. It's horrible. It's wretched. It's Limburger pickled in castor oil.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Dec 26, 2011
    7
    It ain't sensational, but "Hoodwinked!" is one wacky helluva interpretation of lil' Red Riding Hood and the gang.
  2. Dec 23, 2011
    8
    It's smart, with wit, a whole lot of humor, heart, mystery, and great action. I think critics should give it more credit even if it doesn't hit the levels of Shrek which failed after two movies. I give this movie 78%. Full Review »
  3. May 26, 2014
    7
    You can do much better when it comes to animated movies than Hoodwinked, but this Disney-esque kid movie goes beyond the normal formula to produce a more original film than most, and has some great actors and actresses to voice the characters. Full Review »