Rent Red Road (2006)

3.3 of 5 from 278 ratings
1h 50min
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Synopsis:
Jackie (Kate Dickie) works as a CCTV operator in Glasgow. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, whom she thought she would never see again, whom she never wanted to see again. Now that she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Carrie Comerford
Writers:
Andrea Arnold, Lone Scherfig
Others:
Andrea Arnold
Studio:
Verve Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2007 BAFTA Best British Director

2006 Cannes Jury Prize

BBFC:
Release Date:
26/02/2007
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Interview with Cast
  • Audio Description
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/01/2010
Run Time:
110 minutes
Languages:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Trailer
  • Behind The Scenes
  • Cast Interviews

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Reviews (5) of Red Road

Glasgow Soap - Red Road review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
05/09/2008

Very low budget UK film with a small cast and limited environments.

This certainly isn't for fans of lavish dramas, but instead the director does capture the poverty and neglect of certain Glasgow areas. Outside the main female lead, I felt the rest of the characters did not have the chance to develop or show any depth.

The bedroom encounter towards the climax is overly explicit and feels out of context with the rest of the film. At least you learn how valuable and powerful a tool CCTV actually is, and how easy it is to be followed...

2 out of 8 members found this review helpful.

over-rated pretentious rubbish - Red Road review by PV

Spoiler Alert
30/12/2007

Massively over-rated dross, made by a pretentious feminist film-maker on British taxpayers money. And theyt all speak in thick scottish accents - so most people won't understand anything. If you want to see a great British thriller, rent 'London to Brighton', made on a shoestring but with real talent all round. Avoid.

1 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

More than just weegie miserablism - Red Road review by Kurtz

Spoiler Alert
14/05/2008

Director Andrea Arnold doesn't stint on the "local colour" in this slow-burning thriller: she devotes a lot of screen time to those parts of Glasgow where the sun don't shine; trash eddies in the breeze, concrete soars over urban wastelands, and lost souls sidle from bleak flatlet to sticky-carpeted boozer and back again. This downbeat setting, sparse dialogue and an apparently emotionally stunted heroine make this film heavy going for a while, but it rewards patience- as we are drip-fed information about the story we gradually come to understand some of her seemingly random actions, and the final scenes, with a detour for some pretty full-on bedroom gymnastics, pack a powerful emotional punch and a chance for redemption for more than one character- and looking at the lives they have to lead, I reckon they deserve a chance more than most.

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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