Red Riding Trilogy The subject of the Red Riding Trilogy , taken from headline-based crime novels by David Peace, is tough: grisly serial killings between 1974 and 1983… Red Riding Trilogy The subject of the Red Riding Trilogy , taken from headline-based crime novels by David Peace, is tough: grisly serial killings between 1974 and 1983… Unrated PT300M Mystery and Thriller Paddy Considine Rebecca Hall Andrew Garfield IFC Films
Movie Review

Red Riding Trilogy

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Red Riding Trilogy | UNDER THE COVER-UP Paddy Considine and Tony Pitts are tangled in a web of criminality and deceit in the Red Riding Trilogy
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UNDER THE COVER-UP Paddy Considine and Tony Pitts are tangled in a web of criminality and deceit in the Red Riding Trilogy
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Rated: Unrated; Length: 300 Minutes; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Paddy Considine and Rebecca Hall; Distributor: IFC Films

The subject of the Red Riding Trilogy, taken from headline-based crime novels by David Peace, is tough: grisly serial killings between 1974 and 1983 in Yorkshire, England, and cover-ups by those who should be on the side of justice. The execution is thrilling: three different directors (including Man on Wire's James Marsh), three different visual styles, and a great cast of seasoned character actors. Each episode (originally made for British TV) works by itself, but there's a real payoff in following all three. (Nothing matches The Wire, but this holds its own.) Available, luckily, on cable via on demand. A-

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Originally posted Feb 17, 2010 Published in issue #1091 Feb 26, 2010 Order article reprints