Watch: Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 2009 123movies, Full Movie Online – A murky tale. A child goes missing in West Yorkshire, one of several over ten years; the police find a patsy, an acquaintance of Michael, a blood simple man serving a life sentence for another girl’s death. Michael’s mother asks John Piggott, a burned-out solicitor, to look into her son’s conviction; Piggott finds injustices in current and past cases. Maurice Jobson, part of a group of corrupt cops, searches for the missing girl, involves a medium, finds nothing, leans hard on Piggott, and may be tiring of the sham. He’s warned off going soft. Is there moral strength anywhere capable of facing down the cabal?.
Plot: Detective Chief Superintendent Maurice Jobson is forced to remember the very similar disappearance of Clare Kemplay, who was found dead in 1974, and the subsequent imprisonment of local boy Michael Myshkin. Washed-up local solicitor John Piggott becomes convinced of Myshkin’s innocence and begins to fight on his behalf, unwittingly providing a catalyst for Jobson to start to right some wrongs.
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The philosophical conclusion
This third part of the mini series presents once more a different genre with this very insightful and philosophical conclusion. The movie is less darker and brutal than the first two ones and talks more about hope than desperation. The movie talks about moral, forgiveness and remorse and presents once more a few new and profound characters.
The movie has three main actors and begins with the fact that another young girl has been kidnapped nine years after the last murder.
The remorseful cop Maurice Jobson, played by the brilliant David Morissey, wants to stop the insanity and begins to question the corruption, the violence and lies within the police. He falls in love with a clairvoyant and wants to save the kidnapped girl with her while his partners try to find a scapegoat for the new crime. He realizes that he has done some mistakes in his life and wants to change. He is now looking for forgiveness, truth and justice.
The second main character is the fat and disillusioned lawyer John Piggott, played in a rather mediocre way by Mark Addy, whose father was one of the corrupt police officers that has been killed in mysterious circumstances, helps after much hesitation the mothers of the two scapegoats that are or have to go to prison for crimes they didn’t commit.
The third main character is the young and homosexual BJ, brilliantly played by Robert Sheehan, who has escaped from Torkshire and travels around the country to come back for a last act of vengeance.
All those three characters come together in a grand finale. But before this conclusion, the story meanders back and forth through space and time and creates connections to the first two movies and even new connections beyond that. Those scenes help to create once more some very diversified and profound characters but it is sometimes difficult to follow this pattern and to understand what is happening right now or in the past. There are many flashbacks and changes of space and time in the movie and that makes it less dynamical and intense to watch than the first two ones. The strong point of the movie are the interesting characters and the fact that many points are explained and many questions are answered to that haven’t been before.
But I still felt disappointed about the conclusion. It seems too simple to me and I would have liked to have some more original explications, for example concerning the connection of the businessman Dawson to the murders.
Because of the conclusion and less intense atmosphere, this third part is the weakest one of the series in my opinion. But I still gave seven stars because of the interesting characters and the fact that almost everything is explained in the conclusion of the movie. The philosophical style of this movie is very interesting but I preferred the drama style of the second or the first movie that was a great film noir and my favourite part of the series.
All in all, this trilogy is interesting to watch and really presents three different kinds of a movie and creates connections in between them in an interesting way. Artistically, those series are really well done and most of the actors did an amazing job. But there is a lack of suspense in this slow paced series and the criminal investigations are rather boring. It was a good idea to watch the series, but honestly, I wouldn’t but it or watch it again for a while.
1974: 7,5 stars 1980: 7 to 7,5 stars 1983: 7 stars
A Brilliant Piece of Soon To Be British Cult Drama
What can I say, this show was gritty, sad, depressing, moving, touching and it made you hate the bad cops with vigour and even I detested them through all three parts of this thrilling trilogy. This is indeed very close to Life On Mars, but so very much darker. No humour just pure grit and dirt and it was a brilliant show. Police corruption, obsession and murder. This programme showed the dark side to the very people we trust to protect us, and if it was bad anywhere then it is always going to be the north due to no control or observation of the police.
Through every episode from the first part where we saw the darkness grow and only win, with only one victory. A few of the corrupt cops and the man behind it all being killed by the hero journalist, but it was short lived as we saw in the end. With part two we thought that it would come crashing down on the evil cops but it didn’t with another hero dying and losing his life to the people he thought were his friends and fellow officers. Finally part three, we all thought that it would end with the corrupt evil police officers getting away with their sins and deeds and they indeed do but a small victory shows itself, a small one yet the first victory for the good in a long time.
Red Riding was entirely gripping through each of it’s parts and it never slowed down or put me off from watching it through. Hard hitting, sad, and truly heartbreaking we all were glued to our seats as a nation to this well wanted drama. I hope for the rest of its viewers they were happy with its conclusion as I was because this show deserves only praise and not criticism. A piece of soon to be cult television without a doubt, something hopefully our next generation is told about and views it themselves to know British television is to be matched.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 40 min (100 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, History
Director Anand Tucker
Writer Tony Grisoni, David Peace
Actors David Morrissey, Lisa Howard, Chris Walker
Country United Kingdom
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Red One Camera
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm