Hoodwinked!

User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 98
  2. Negative: 16 out of 98
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  1. MarkB.
    Jan 24, 2006
    4
    I honestly don't understand why people are moaning about the length of Peter Jackson's King Kong--a 3-hour film that plays like an hour and 45-minute one--when this animated pastiche (in the attempted style of Jay Ward's "Fractured Fairy Tales" TV cartoons with a nod to Stan Freberg's old comedy record "St. George and the Dragonet") runs a scant 80 minutes but SEEMS I honestly don't understand why people are moaning about the length of Peter Jackson's King Kong--a 3-hour film that plays like an hour and 45-minute one--when this animated pastiche (in the attempted style of Jay Ward's "Fractured Fairy Tales" TV cartoons with a nod to Stan Freberg's old comedy record "St. George and the Dragonet") runs a scant 80 minutes but SEEMS like 3 hours. In Rashomon style, Red Riding Hood, the Big Bad Wolf, Red's grandmother and the seemingly heroic woodsman all give their accounts of what really happened in the famous story to the police and other law enforcement authorities (depicted as a bear, a frog, and--sadly, tritely and rather offensively in this age--a group of pigs). There are definite reasons why the old Looney Tunes cartoons where Bugs Bunny confronted the Three Little Pigs, or Tweety and Sylvester climbed Jack's beanstalk, only ran about seven minutes each; this starts out reasonably amusing and original, and gets more and more tiresome and desperate as it goes. A few funny supporting characters (a hyperactive squirrel, a mountain goat under a spell that won't let him stop singing, or so he says) help; so does the vocal work of Brokeback Mountain's Anne Hathaway, who plays Red as a cynical Gen Y-er, but does so with charm and great comic timing, and Patrick Warburton (who was so funny and winning as dimwitted semi-villain Kronk in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove that the studio recently released a DVD sequel centered around his character). The decision to animate everybody in a wildly different visual style really sinks this: some characters are traditionally cute while others (especially the frog) are a real eyesore. Unfortunately, these sophomoric pseudo-Pixars with the self-consciously puffy looks and the committee-written chop suey scripts show no signs of going away; before watching this I saw previews of four more slated to come out in 2006, but also one of Curious George, a traditionally 2-D animated (glory be!) version of the classic children's books that seems blissfully free of the smartass postmodern attitude that afflicted Robots, Madagascar and Hoodwinked (glory hallelujah!) Please feel free to insert your own "manna in the wilderness" or "oasis in the desert" analogy here. Expand
  2. Jul 15, 2011
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. All in all, this movie was nothing special. There were a couple funny parts in it, but the thing that dragged it down the most is the animation itself. It is so rough it distracts you from the movie itself. For example, when Red was in the cable car filled with dynamite and she got herself loose, there was a moment when she turned around to face the camera. It looked super cheesy. It was almost as if she was on a moving pedestal that rotated her around in a glitchy mess instead of her moving her feet. Expand
  3. WilliamT
    Jan 21, 2008
    4
    The concept has promise but Hoodwinked ultimately fails to deliver any laughs or full fledged entertainment. The characters feel very thrown together at the last minute and the truly humorous jokes are very few and far between. How this movie managed to get reviewers on it's box cover, I'll never know.
  4. Aug 18, 2011
    6
    Cheesy? Yes. But good, lighthearted fun. I watched this the other night with my kids and found myself laughing much more than I expected. When searching for info about the sequel I found a game on the App Store called Red's Escape that's based off of this series, and both me and my offspring have been enjoying playing it on the iPad.
  5. Feb 13, 2012
    5
    alright, this film has some good bits and some bad bits, it has funny bits and rubbish bits, one thing that is really bad about it is the animation. basically, every bit with red in isn't good, every bit with the wolf and other characters is good, it's mixed, yellow.
  6. Jul 15, 2013
    6
    Original idea de la clásica caperucita roja tierna y poco objetiva una nueva idea que se logra desarrollar eficasmente, y de una forma nueva e interesante
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: Mark Olsen
    50
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    50
    Little Red Riding Hood gets a cheeky CGI makeover in Hoodwinked!, a fast-paced, fitfully clever 3-D-animated feature that will entertain tykes.
  3. Hoodwinked occupies some considerably shaky turf situated uncomfortably between "Shrek" and dreck.