Red Road

2006

Action / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

23
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 71%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 10803

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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 Python Hyena 8 / 10

On the Red Road.

Red Road (2006): Dir: Andrea Arnold / Cast: Katie Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Nathalie Press, Paul Higgins: Intriguing drama thriller about occurrence as Katie Dickie oversees activity on Red Road through surveillance cameras. One particular guy named Clyde catches her attention when she realizes that he was in jail and now out free. This leads her to stalking and eventually becoming involved in his world. Director Andrea Arnold has fun with the surveillance theme but it contains very little music. That can strike against the film in terms of presenting mood. Arnold treats the material as a sort of movie within a movie as Dickie becomes engrossed within a lifestyle she only observes from the outskirts. Why she is stalking this individual is not quite clear, nor are we given much to go on in terms of her fascination. Dickie does well as this obsessed woman who leaves her comfort zone as a surveillance voyeur on the outskirts of paranoia. Tony Curran plays Clyde who is known for his relations with women and lives with another bickering young couple in his apartment. He is the object of her obsession but his lifestyle is hardly pure. There are two colourful supporting roles played by Martin Compston and Nathalie Press. While the film clearly could have been better, it is purely surveillance as we watch and wait for answers. Score: 8 / 10

Reviewed by petrelet 8 / 10

Well worth seeing - delivers suspense, keeps us guessing

This low-budget Scottish indie is worth looking up. It moves quickly, with engagement and suspense, and gives us some things to think about in the age of Edward Snowden and omnipresent surveillance cams.

The backstory isn't laid out for us at first. We quickly learn that Jackie's husband and child are dead, but not how; she is joylessly hooking up with a married co-worker in his car. Her life is focused on the people she observes through her law enforcement job: she operates a bank of urban CCTV security cameras trained on streets, shops, back lots, and apartment blocks, watching a gritty part of town for crime in real time. They remind me of the set of "Rear Window". She can move the cameras, look at windows or doorways, zoom in, follow someone from place to place. She watches the little dramas of their actual lives.

Then, monitoring an encounter in a back lot to see if it is a rape in progress or a trick being turned, she recognizes a man. His name is Clyde. She had thought he was in jail ... we aren't told for what ... but she is told he has gotten out early for good behavior. It shakes her. He lives in the area she can observe, in the Red Road block, a grim high-rise full of people living on the edge. He hangs out in the local pub; he drives a locksmith's van. She watches him. She feels the need to do something. She tracks him, and his associates, first by camera - then in person, into his habitat.

It's not clear what she intends. The suspense as she pursues whatever plan she has, if there is a plan and not just impulse, goes close to the edge of what is bearable. We don't know what she is risking. We don't know what sort of man he is. Is he an evil man, who deserves whatever happens to him? Is he planning more crimes, and is she protecting society from him? Is he a decent man, persecuted by a rogue police agent? Is it all more complex? At a certain point there are signs that she may be attracted to him, or is that just adrenaline? Or pretense? Or a response to her shell of isolation and routines falling apart?

The film keeps us guessing and mostly avoids thriller clich├ęs, arriving at a resolution that is maybe slightly tinny but mostly satisfying. It's worth some effort to dig this up.

Reviewed by Gareth Critchfield 8 / 10

True and fine

Really great little movie in many ways.

It doesn't try to be more than it is and in that ways stays well clear of more contrived dramas.

Realistic relationships and characters

True to life and also i must mention (silently) that it had one particular scene that made me break down...which is something i so rarely do!!!! For you that have seen it and have wee little ones, you will undoubtedly know the scene i am talking about

Watch it if you haven't yet. Its not perfect by any means but a solid little movie

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