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Red Riding Trilogy

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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
Phil Fisk

Red Riding Trilogy

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
300 minutes
performer:
Paddy Considine, Rebecca Hall, Andrew Garfield
director:
Julian Jarrold, James Marsh, Anand Tucker
author:
Tony Grisoni
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it an A-

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 Each episode (originally made for British TV) works by itself, but there’s a real payoff in following all three.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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