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March 8, 2017
One of the few instances where the remake surpasses the original. It's truly disturbing.
February 24, 2017
The things I like the most about the movie is the perfect coupling of Tomandandy's soundtrack with the relentless action (my jaw literally dropped during one such sequence) and how it depicted the protagonist -- you know the guy's a jerk, but with all the horror he's subjected to you can't help but sympathize.
One of the very few examples of how remakes should be done.
February 2, 2017
Hmm... as far as cannibalistic mongoloid movies go... this is a pretty fun one. It's actually suspenseful and not just another excuse for excessive gore.
January 11, 2017
While it may not be for everyone, die-hard horror fans should enjoy this rather epic gore fest -- which undoubtedly surpasses the 1977 original.
January 7, 2017
Minimum Budget for a slasher horror remake, but will exceed the original Craven with effect unexpected scenes that leave the viewer
½ December 18, 2016
Featuring a fresh take on Wes Craven's cannibalistic sadists and an abundance of gruesome blood-soaked action, this Hills Have Eyes remake offers a faster paced, well-acted improvement over the sluggish original with a smart political undercurrent.
½ November 5, 2016
The ultra-violent, torture-porn, extreme horror craze of the early 2000s is pretty well played out by now, but that's because the films got so bad (did you watch "Turistas"?). However, rewatching Alexandre Aja's remake of "The Hills Have Eyes" reminded me of why this type of horror film was so popular for a time. This film is wildly violent and purposely wants to make the audience squirm, but the film is not simply being gratuitous (which is what the worst of this genre did), but it has a smart script, it's incredibly suspenseful, and is has a subtlety dark sense of humor. The film also features some delightfully creepy special effect make-up from Greg Nicotero that are prefectly in tune with the tone of the film. This was also the film that I first discovered composers tomandandy, who have done some very fine electronic scores for different genre films (as far back as the 90s) and who really do deserve to be working on higher profile films. This is not a film for all tastes, but if you're a fan of extreme horror, this one is a must see!
November 1, 2016
3/5. While most of the movie does not distinguish itself at all from the original, it does have a solid 3rd act that makes it worth a watch.
½ October 21, 2016
Decent remake, though it doesn't break any new ground. Its pretty transparent that they were trying to replicate the success of Dawn of the Dead by simply making a faster, bloodier, more stylized version. They even copy the beginning with the montage/music video...
October 18, 2016
I remember the 1970s version being one of my first X-rated films when I was still too young to see adult material. This 2006 update is far more gruesome than I recall the original. Shocking.
August 28, 2016
I love scary movies!!! This movie looks really good!!!!
½ August 27, 2016
Very entertaining with some truly unsettling environments. Never adds up to any truly scary moments unfortunately.
Super Reviewer
½ August 9, 2016
Just shows how much farther horror films have come recently. This film was considered decent at the time of its release, and though it has an interesting setup, it's badly flawed.
½ August 2, 2016
Decent revenge horror film that shows the lengths a father will go to save his baby. Best thing about this movie is the song Leave the Broken Hearts by The Finalist.
Super Reviewer
½ July 16, 2016
I can't see any good reason to remake a bad movie changing the nature of the depraved villains but keeping all of those lame faults found in the original movie - especially characters who are irritatingly stupid and the only smart one being the dog.
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
July 6, 2016
It started off like it was going to surprise us but a few poor jumps later it turns into a gory action film that was just weird and never offers anything new or memorable.
½ June 27, 2016
So messed up! I absolutely loved it!
½ June 13, 2016
Better than the original but not by much
June 13, 2016
This grim 2006 reboot of the 1977 Wes Craven horror classic often gets lumped in with contemporaneous remakes of similar genre touchstones. What separates The Hills Have Eyes is director Alexandre Aja's fresh brand of unrelenting brutality. Punctuated by a truly unsettling score, Aja's film grabs the viewer by the throat and shakes until the blood-smeared climax. Eschewing the irony and clever referencing employed by his peers, Aja doubles down on the savagery and delivers his horror straight up.
½ April 4, 2016
"The Hills Have Eyes" is unevenly acted but way more graphic than its predecessor. But due to a story both shot and told in a rushed pace, this 2006 remake doesn't come of as haunting as the original did.
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