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The Hills Have Eyes Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 16, 2013
On the strength of their 2003 slasher flick, High Tension, Craven hired director-writer Alexandre Aja and writer Grégory Levasseur, and the result is one of the most exhilarating, intense, and engrossing Hollywood shockers ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 26, 2012
Still not a perfect film, but it's still superior to the original.
Fernando F. Croce
August 30, 2009
Of considerably richer interest than the revampings of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Fog, not the least for having American-heartland horrors viewed through foreign glasses
Lucius Gore
July 3, 2008
Some say this remake is better than the original, but it ain't so.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review
July 10, 2007
... a scary, if none-too-original, horror movie. (Unrated)
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 9, 2007
The resulting bloodbath, both nasty and hilarious, is a master class in the art of the remake, wavering somewhere between respectful reimagining and gleeful pastiche.
March 24, 2007
Like Craven's original, Aja's version gets the job done - it makes your stomach turn, puts you on edge, and gives you a horror-movie ride.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
The film is intelligent and aware, if utterly gross, and on a technical level it's first-rate.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 23, 2006
It was going to take a lot to sell me on the remake. It delivered.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 16, 2006
I suppose what the core fans want to know is: is it really horror? The ayes have it...
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
April 14, 2006
A good subtext can make a horror movie good
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2006
Filmmakers] Aja and Levasseur have no doubt created the cannibal holocaust of their dreams. It's certainly as brutal, bloody and ambitiously disgusting as the most demanding fan might wish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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-
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
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
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
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