The Hills Have Eyes 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Hills Have Eyes 2 Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
March 31, 2007
The National Guardsmen and -women are picked off one by one in scenes of birth, death, rape and other carnage that aim to be as grotesque as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 23, 2007
It's not scary, not novel.
| Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
March 23, 2007
After this disgrace, it's time to shut the hills' eyes for good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael Szymanski
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
As far as stuff like mood, atmosphere, tone, and intensity is concerned, this sequel is a completely empty vessel.
Tim Grierson
July 23, 2008
The Hills Have Eyes 2 offers another round of dull, gory fright scenes that neither push the horror envelope nor exhibit any noticeable ingenuity.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 9, 2007
a film as bloodily pointless as the current conflict in Iraq that it so unsubtly allegorises.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 24, 2007
The film's defining emblematic moment comes when a man crawls out of a Port-O-Potty covered in feces, thereby providing an approximation of the audience's experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 24, 2007
Another shining example of the sorry state of horror filmmaking these days
Eric D. Snider
March 26, 2007
Feels like an exercise, not a real film.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
March 23, 2007
Wes Craven would like the audience to think they're having a nightmarish good time, but I don't recall repeated internal urgings to run screaming from the theater in unstoppable bad movie agony in the recipe for fun.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 27, 2007
There is not any plot worth discussing: people go into a desert, some die. The end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
August 22, 2007
In case you miss what's happening, one soldier wails, 'Oh, man, we're gettin' picked off one by one, here.'
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
March 23, 2007
Gratuitous, slow-as-molasses and interminably dull-witted; this is a horror movie for no one. Dialogue runs the gambit from "Shitman the Barbarian" to "smelling like shit" in a crappy stinker where even the cameraman blows.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
July 10, 2007
This horror fanatic doesn't have room for Craven in his genre anymore. Collect your cash and call it a day already, Wes...
| Original Score: 0.5/5
James Diers
E! Online
March 23, 2007
This hurry-up sequel delivers the same brand of paranoid, blood-covered, barely clinging-to-an-R-rating action as in '06, featuring a similar pack of desert-dwelling super freaks who wreak murderous havoc on unsuspecting visitors.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 23, 2007
Being gross and gory is one thing, but the problem with The Hills Have Eyes II is that those elements are literally all it has going for it.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
March 29, 2007
Weisz' first feature was 'Butterfly: A Grimm Love Story', a banal study of a real-life cannibal killer. Like this sorry sequel, it amounted to far less than the sum of its body parts.
Joe Utichi
March 25, 2007
It's all just far too Wes Craven for its own good. He gave Aja free rein to innovate, but as he writes this sequel he rests on every single genre cliché because he doesn't understand that they're still clichés even if he did invent them.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 26, 2007
Well, no, they don't. If they did and if they could see, they would have read the script, passed on it, and we all would have been better for it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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