Red Road

2006

Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

21
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 10588

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Tony Curran as Clyde
Kate Dickie as Jackie
Martin Compston as Stevie
Natalie Press as April
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Martin-Winbolt-Lewis 8 / 10

Rawness, despair and resurrection in Glasgow

I saw the trailer of this a few weeks ago and some of the mysterious and bleak nature of the shorts clips prompted that little voice inside me, saying " you won't be comfortable with it, but see it." I wasn't and I did.

The plot unravels slowly with little hints as to its central theme dotted about sensitively. It has you asking the question, what has happened to Jackie? How does this figure Clyde she has recognised and recoiled from on the CCTV monitors at work impacted on her lonely and monochrome life ? The answers come quite slowly as she puts her head into the lion's jaws of proximity to this danger man. A bit like the pantomime responses I felt like saying, " No, don't go any closer,he's behind you; you'll be recognised.", failing to recognise myself that something in her wants exactly that. In fact she receives from him perversely, what no viewer might possibly expect, but then she has us asking, is this payback time ? I'm not telling you, see the film ! The unfinished business Jackie has with Clyde is what this film is about.

The raw,down-at-heel, desperate, littered, high rise and windy Glasgow streets and housing estates as the backdrop. Ordinary everyday people get on with their lives oblivious of the drama being enacted in Jackie's life and culminating in an protracted showdown. But this is not the end. No, for all the unresolved grief, anger, erotic fascination and damaged lives, there remains a hope born of the unlikely. The film leads you away from the possibility, but ultimately there is life after death in Red Road. No cheering music soundtrack intrudes to romanticise what cannot possibly yield to only to the mawkish. There is just silence, sounds of the street, machinery, public transport and some well chosen tracks to create mood when required. This is what the vintage among us identify as continental cinema, no wonder they loved it at Cannes. This is not a film for audiences to remain detached from; the sheer intimacy of the camera work and the evolving personal destinies involved get you involved too, uncomfortably. A home grown vignette of humanity wrestling with the s..t that regularly happens !

Reviewed by timewatching71 9 / 10

Dystopia on the Clyde

I just saw this film in the European Cinema Festival of Sevilla. What took me to see it was the fact that it was shot in Glasgow. Also I had heard that Lars Von Triers had something to do with it. So that made up my mind.

The film involves you, and makes you feel closer and closer to the protagonist. Nevertheles, the spectator does not know the relationship between the protagonist and the man she has discovered through the CCTV. The mystery gets solved as the film goes on, and the tension is well kept throughout the film. This is not (only) a thriller, it is a drama full of realism, with all its crudeness and no false extremes with regards to good ones and evil ones. The interpretations by the actors are truly brilliant. I don't see that "that" sex scene is so crude, I think it is very naturalistic. There are scenes in the film that seem very crude to me, but won't tell in order not to spoil anything. I highly recommend this film!

Reviewed by luckyfay 8 / 10

A lovely film that truly surprises

I saw "Red Road" at Cannes, and it was my pick as best film almost to the end, beaten out only by "Pan's Labyrinth". The film keeps you off balance throughout because you are not told what to think of events; they simply unfold without explanation until the events themselves necessitate dialogue between the two main characters. Not knowing becomes rather vexing because you are always trying to figure out why the protagonist does so much that you feel is wrong, but it's all just part of the fun. And the kind of storytelling I enjoy most. It reminded me of "Exotica", another film I loved. Too, the faces of the actors are relatively unfamiliar which adds to the mystery, since they carry no "baggage" from previous films to the characters.

There doesn't seem to be a distributor connected to this movie yet, and we'd really lose out if it doesn't get to the U.S.

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