Originally conceived as three feature-length episodes for British television, the now-single-serving cinematic experience of The Red Riding Trilogy is a marathon in more ways than one. At six hours, it requires a true cinephile's constitution, albeit more because of its content than its running time: like the Godfather films or even the Lord of the Rings trilogy, there's so much to mull over and sort through in each individual segment that the sum total of its story is exhilarating and overwhelming. At the same time, watching all of the installments in sequence seems not only preferable but necessary in order to follow its intricacies, making the Red Riding Trilogy a surprisingly rich and remarkably singular moviegoing experience.
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