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The Hills Have Eyes Reviews

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 30, 2006
Well, nobody can beat horror meister Wes Craven when it comes to scaring the living daylights of us.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 24, 2006
Where is the fun in a movie like this? There are no jolts, no flashes of humor, no camp aspect, no winking at the audience--just bloodletting that crosses the line. Those who want this sort of thing can have it.
| Original Score: D
Angela Baldassarre
March 21, 2006
"The Hills Have Eyes" combines psychological tension with visceral scenes of gore and the odd laugh or two.
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 20, 2006
It's just nasty.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
March 20, 2006
What's fundamentally missing is the anarchic, irrational unpredictability that made the original so terrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
March 16, 2006
Horror is the cinema du jour it seems, and this movie is simply a casualty of that trend.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 16, 2006
Everything great horror used to be: Disturbing, outrageous, subtextual, and (don't run from it) morally aware.
Full Review
March 16, 2006
Tout comme pour le Hostel d'Eli Roth, on sent également que cet excès de violence est utilisé à des fins beaucoup plus publicitaires que cinématographiques.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
March 15, 2006
The Hills Have Eyes is scary, something that a lot of today's horror films aren't as they compete in the game of one-upmanship in quantity and quality of gore.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 15, 2006
Can anyone tell me why inbred hillbillies -- mutant or otherwise -- invariably boast housekeeping skills that make mine look like Martha Stewart's?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 14, 2006
Alexandre Aja's take on Wes Craven's cult classic is lurid grindhouse trash, posturing as a satirical screed about American Cold War jingoism and irresponsible nuclear policy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
March 14, 2006
Aja confuses suspense with shock, sacrificing the former for the latter. it's a radioactive waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 13, 2006
After being led into the sandy middle of nowhere by an arrogant but ill-prepared conservative, a Democrat pushed to the edge savagely skewers a desert terrorist during a skirmish in a village inhabited by the victims of an American military operation.
| Original Score: 3/4
Kevin A. Ranson
March 13, 2006
... rhymes with 'The Shills Sell Lies'... the lucky ones saw something else...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/4.0
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 12, 2006
A slick updated nasty version of Wes Craven's grisly pop-cult grade-B horror flick of 1977.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Cynthia Fuchs
March 12, 2006
There is no winning in this desert, only stranding.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
March 12, 2006
Good gorey fun.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Harvey S. Karten
March 12, 2006
The problem is not the gore: that's to its credit. It's the deja-vu factor. We've seen it all 10, 20, 50 times before.
Full Review | Original Score: D
March 11, 2006
[Aja is]truly one of the new masters of horror, a stunning visionary force to be reckoned with.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
March 11, 2006
If these hills only had eyes, it would be one thing but parents should know that they also have mutants wielding pickaxes which results in a disturbingly graphic movie not suitable for sensitive audiences of any age or species.
| Original Score: C
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