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The Hills Have Eyes Reviews

March 20, 2006
It's just nasty.
March 10, 2006
... Aja and his gorehound ilk are making movies that simply wallow in state-of-the-art displays of torture, sadism and sexual humiliation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2006
... a brilliantly reimagined version of Wes Craven's 1977 micro-budget horror classic ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
... a blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
These Hills are more to be endured than enjoyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 10, 2006
When its makers, director Alexandre Aja and his co-writer Gregory Levasseur, apply the fresh gloss to the old grit, they remember to apply the thinnest layer possible without skimping on the roughhouse humor.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2006
The Hills Have Eyes is the latest revision to reach theaters, and it's one of the ugliest.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 10, 2006
It's pretty dull to watch people killing each other for an hour and a half, no matter how bloody the pickax work gets.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 10, 2006
New horror films, like Aja's, simply shock us with the blunt imagery of heads being axed or blown up, and of limbs being chopped or ripped off.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2006
Hills' new mix of old elements somehow feels fresh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2006
This is not a remake or reinterpretation of Craven's film so much as a recapitulation of ideas from that film and other movies.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 10, 2006
Filled with gristle, gore and mutant mayhem, The Hills Have Eyes is a blood feast for horror fans hungering for something more than the by-rote splatter platters that lately have been filling movie theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 10, 2006
Hills is the unadulterated stuff, no cut, no chaser.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
This vivid but brutal remake of Wes Craven's 1977 cult favorite The Hills Have Eyes made me a little sick with its gore and extreme violence.
Read More | Original Score: D+
March 10, 2006
Consider it as one of the first decent 'Why do they hate us' horror flicks.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 10, 2006
Like the Chainsaw rehash, Eyes borrows its title and narrative from a memorably grungy '70s artifact and then proceeds to hammer each new atrocity into your skull with a quarter of the skill and 10 times the blatancy of the original.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 10, 2006
From complete dismemberment to extreme shotgun violence, Aja & Co. not only pull out the stops on this one, they decimate them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 10, 2006
The film has an unpredictable quality that keeps viewers unnerved.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 9, 2006
There is a strange lack of tension and no real jolts of fear in this remake of the 1977 Wes Craven film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 9, 2006
For me, life is too short for a movie that makes death inexorably long. I would say that it is unendurable. I endured it so you don't have to.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 9, 2006
Torturing the audience is not the same thing as scaring them, and I'm not sure Aja can tell the difference.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 9, 2006
Snobs may balk, purists will be appalled, but this new and exceedingly nasty version of Wes Craven's 1977 cult shocker is awfully good at what it does.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 9, 2006
This remake of the alleged 1977 Wes Craven classic has one very disturbing quality: It's too damned good.
March 9, 2006
It is not faulty logic that derails The Hills have Eyes, however, but faulty drama. The movie is a one-trick pony.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 9, 2006
The desert may look barren, but fear not, bloodthirsty irradiated mutants soon show up to party hearty.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 9, 2006
Using considerable creative intelligence and millions of dollars with no purpose other than profit by inspiring bloodlust is monstrous.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
March 9, 2006
The story is more focused on a kind of meat-market smorgasbord mixed with political the-government-did-this-to-us overtones. It doesn't really work.
Read More | Original Score: C
March 9, 2006
And to think that the French wonder why we hate them!
March 9, 2006
A rather pointless exercise that reinforces the age-old adage 'If it ain't broke, don't remake it'.
March 9, 2006
It's fair to say that this is one of the better horror films in recent months but that's more a comment on the weak field than it is a statement of unqualified praise.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 8, 2006
Aja also comes out squarely against nuclear testing. How brave. What good is a wallow in sicko sadism if you take all the fun out of it?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 8, 2006
Yes, folks, it's a message movie.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 8, 2006
Hills isn't terrible, only terribly unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 7, 2006
The net effect would be doze-inducing if in fact the Dolby didn't attempt to wake the dead.
March 3, 2006
There's a distinct letdown after an astonishing and unexpected opening section, as if the gravitational pull toward trash-kitsch horror was too much to resist.
March 2, 2006
This remake of the 1977 Wes Craven cult classic is brutally horrific. And that's a compliment.