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Red Riding Hood

A small village is terrorized by a werewolf that prowls through the town at night looking for human prey. But the arrival of a famous hunter causes more strain among the citizens when they discover the wolf takes a human form during the day and could be any one of them. This movie stars Amanda Seyfried, Lukas Haas and Gary Oldman. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: C
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 11 Mar 2011
Video Release: 14 Jun 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Red Riding Hood Rated PG-13?

Violence: Children trap and prepare to kill an animal by slitting its neck with a knife. Numerous dead bodies are seen throughout the film, along with one that is laid out in a home in preparation of burial. Soldiers use weapons to fight the beast and to keep the locals in line. Severed limbs are seen on several occasions, as are bloody injuries. During attacks, men and animals are tossed, slashed and killed by the werewolf. Characters are frequently beaten, whipped, shot with arrows, stabbed and placed into a large oven-like torture chamber. A man pulls at and eats raw meat. A girl is taunted before being placed on a sacrificial altar where other animals have also been killed. Characters cut into a dead man’s chest and later stitch it closed with a bloody needle before dumping him in a lake.

Sexual Content: A couple kisses passionately and begins to undress. Later they are involved in a sex scene with bare shoulders and backs. Characters engage in seductive dancing along with brief sexual innuendo.

Language: Taunting, name-calling and terms of Deity are used in this script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Men imbibe often in a tavern. One man drinks frequently from a flask. Characters become intoxicated and one falls into a drunken stupor. Villagers also share a toast to a successful hunt.

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